Dear CRUMB List,
Apologies for the 'announcement' nature of this posting and following Beryl
Graham's earlier email about curatorial event organised by CRUMB at ISEA I
would like to add one more invitation to the mix.
With best wishes and looking forward to meeting many of CRUMB List members
at ISEA, Joasia Krysa
Panel: Curating in/as Open System(s)
29 July, 2-4pm, Singapore Management University, SMU Auditorium
Contributors to the panel:
Geoff Cox, Beryl Graham, Joasia Krysa, Vicente Matallana, Yukiko Shikata.
Panel organised by KURATOR (http://www.kurator.org)
The panel responds to the wider critical concern and understanding of the
dynamics of socio-technological systems and their relevance for curating.
The emphasis is on the notion of open systems, in so far as this relates to
the openness of technological systems (such as networks, online platforms
and social software tools) and the practice of curating.
The suggestion is that curating not only increasingly involves open
socio-technological systems but itself can be considered in terms of an open
system. This implies a state in which the curatorial system is opened up to
the communicative processes of producers/users and to the divergent
exchanges that take place that disrupt established social relations of
production and distribution. In this scenario the software opens up curating
to dynamic possibilities and transformations beyond the usual institutional
model (analogous to the model of production associated with the industrial
factory) into the context of networks (and what is referred to nowadays as
the social factoryš).
The panel reflects upon the emergence of new curatorial forms and an
expanded description of curating enabled by social technologies and an open
Notes on panelists
Geoff Cox is Associate Curator of Online Projects at Arnolfini,
Bristol (UK) and lecturer/ researcher in Art and Technology at the
University of Plymouth (UK). http://www.anti-thesis.net/
Beryl Graham is Professor of New Media Art at the School of Art, Design and
Media, University of Sunderland (UK) and co-editor of CRUMB, resource for
new media art curators. http://www.crumbweb.org
Joasia Krysa is a curator, founder of KURATOR, as well as
lecturer/researcher at AZTEC (Art Science Technology Consortium at
the University of Plymouth (UK). http://www.kurator.org/wiki/main/read/About
Vicente Matallana is a director and founder of LaAgencia, an independent new
media art production company created in 1998 in Madrid (ES).
Yukiko Shikata is a media art curator & critic based in Tokyo, working as a
senior curator of NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], specially-assigned
professor at Tokyo Zokei University, guest professor at Tama Art University.