Real-time: Showing art in the age of new media
One-day conference as part of the Abandon Normal Devices festival
23-27 September 2009
Thursday 24th September 2009. 9:30am-4:30pm.
The Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University,
Duckinfield Street, Off Brownlow Hill, Liverpool
Showing time-based art is very different to showing art objects. But
how is art which uses the Internet, interactivity, social systems, or
real-time computing different from video, live art, or performance?
Rather than progressing along a smooth curve of development, art
practices ‘other’ than those traditionally supported by the mainstream
often seem to lurch along a rollercoaster-like path from avant-gardism
to hyperbole, rejection to appropriation. New and emerging forms of
art, such as online art, can go from being cutting edge to
out-of-fashion shockingly quickly, without ever establishing the
longevity necessary to garner a critical vocabulary and appreciation
around the work. Which histories, whether from the field of art or
technology, could inform the life-cycle of 'art after new media'?
Which histories might allow for a more reflective approach to newly
emergent forms of art, and could help viewers with short-attention
spans to see beyond the hype?
This one-day conference aims to share the knowledge of those involved
in exhibition practices beyond the object of art, and asks, should we
abandon ‘normal’ curating practices, or adapt these modes to integrate
‘the new’? This event draws experts and researchers from the fields of
art making, curating, history and criticism to confront the slippery
question of time -- including the timelines of production, of showing,
and of participation.
Speakers and workshop leaders include:
-Barbara London, Associate Curator, Department of Media and
Performance Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
-Gavin Wade, director of Eastside Projects in Birmingham.
-Mark Nash, Head of Department of Curating Contemporary Art at the
Royal College of Art (TBC).
-Franz Thalmair, co-founder of CONT3XT.NET collaborative curatorial
group in Vienna with Michael Kargl (aka carlos katastrofsky) and
-Kelli Dipple, Curator, Intermedia, at Tate Modern in London.
Tickets £18.50/ £15.50 to be purchased from http://shop.fact.co.uk/
For updates of the programme check http://www.andfestival.co.uk
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This event is a collaboration for AND between CRUMB the resource for
curators of new media art, and Charlie Gere of University of
Lancaster. CRUMB has received funding from the Arts and Humanities
Research Council, and Arts Council England.