Apologies for off-topic but this sounds interesting - as it's rather difficult for me to travel at short notice these days, it would be great if attendees want to post on the list about merging issues. I believe it IS being videod.
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From: Michael Birchall
Subject: Third, fourth and fifth spaces: Curatorial practices in new public and social (digital) spaces.
Please find below details of the symposium I have co-organized with the ZHdK and Manifesta Foundation. More information can be found here<http://eepurl.com/He26b> on the sessions.
All the best,
Third, fourth and fifth spaces: Curatorial practices in new public and social (digital) spaces.
November, 8-9, 2013, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich.
The symposium will present and discuss current practices of reading, researching, publishing, and curating that have been enabled by the internet and its social technologies; while exploring new formats and advocating the open circulation of knowledge. An emphasis will be placed on contemporary artistic and curatorial practices as being temporary effects of processes of negotiation between subjects, contexts and their relations. How do the proposed new public and social spaces appropriate the territories designated online (and paper) formats of magazines for creative formats of display, criticism, participation, narration and positioning?
The encompassing title Third, fourth and fifth spaces marks the trajectory back and fourth from the academic-driven notion of curatorship towards curating and curatorial practices and, consequently, a democratic approach to knowledge and culture despite the commodification of education and the festivalisation of art events. We wish to look at the practices that reassess this notion today and are situated by its urgent (geo)political, humanistic, instigating and controversial potentialities. As well as practices that are informed by subjective drives, subversions, opacities, risks, desires, beliefs and solidarities. We would like to discuss how subjects are positioned in these forms of editorial processes, as producers and as publics who are becoming interchangeable, how affects and participation are positioned and which new forms developed recently.
Keynotes: Marie Luise Angerer and Oliver Marchart
Panellists: Sepake Angiama, Michael Birchall, Virginie Bobin, Florian Dombois, Marc Herbst, Roberto Jacoby, Jepchumba, Dominique Lämmli, Nataa Petrein-Bachelez, Kristina Lee Podesva, Dorothee Richter, Alun Rowlands, Sigrid Schade, Christoph Schenker, Michael Schwab, Silvia Simoncelli, Ashok Sukumaran, Caleb Waldorf, Aaajiao (XU Wenkai).
Web-Publications and Platforms:
ADA (African Digital Art) http://africandigitalart.com/
CIA (Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas) www.revista.ciacentro.org/<http://www.revista.ciacentro.org/>
Journal of Aesthetic Protest www.joaap.org<http://www.joaap.org/>
Journal of Artistic Research (JAR) http://www.jar-online.net/
Manifesta Journal www.manifestajournal.org<http://www.manifestajournal.org/>
On Curating www.oncurating.org<http://www.oncurating.org/>
Public Access Digital Media Archive, www.pad.ma<http://www.pad.ma/>
Triple Canopy http://canopycanopycanopy.com<http://canopycanopycanopy.com/>
We need money not art we-need-money-not-art.com<http://we-need-money-not-art.com/>
Witte de With Review www.wdw.nl/?wdw_project_type=magazine-launch<http://www.wdw.nl/?wdw_project_type=magazine-launch>
Zeit fuer Vermittlung www.kultur-vermittlung.ch<http://www.kultur-vermittlung.ch/>
Tickets can be purchased directly from the Migros Museum on the day of the symposium.
Concept: Nataa Petrein-Bachelez (Manifesta foundation, Manifesta Journal) & Dorothee Richter (ZHDK, ICS & University of Reading, OnCurating.org<http://OnCurating.org>)
Organisation: ZHdK Postgraduate Programme in Curating, ICS Institute Cultural Studies for the Arts, DKV, ZHdK (Mirjam Bayersdorf, Michael Birchall, Dorothee Richter, Silvia Simoncelli); IFCAR Institute for Contemporary Art Research, DKM, ZHdK (Annemarie Bucher, Dominique Lämmli, Christoph Schenker.)
We greatly acknowledge the support of: University of Reading Department of Art, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, and the Institut Francais
Beryl Graham, Professor of New Media Art
CRUMB web resource for new media art curators http://www.crumbweb.org
Research Student Manager, Art and Design
MA Curating Course Leader http://www.macurating.net
Faculty of Arts, Design, and Media, University of Sunderland
The David Puttnam Media Centre, St Peter's Way, Sunderland, SR6 0DD Tel: +44 191 515 2896
New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences Ashgate<https://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&title_id=11968&edition_id=12342>
Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media MIT Press<http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12071>
A Brief History of Curating New Media Art The Green Box<http://www.thegreenbox.net/>
Euphoria & Dystopia: The Banff New Media Institute Dialogues Banff Centre Press and Riverside Architectural Press<http://www.banffcentre.ca/press/39/euphoria-and-dystopia.mvc>