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Monday, August 17 • 9:30am - 11:00am
[Panel 12] New Collecting – Curating After New Media Art

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This panel invites curators from Vancouver and interna- tionally to share working practices around collecting con- temporary art, including media and new media art. The collections of museums, galleries, online art organisations and private individuals are increasingly broadening to in- clude more new media art.

New media art has both disrupted existing collecting sys- tems and offered now opportunities for rethinking who collects and how. Because new media art is sometimes non-material, process-based or involving audience partici- pation, how might these kind of practices be collected? What is actually collected (objects, beta software, instruc- tions?), where (online, offline, nomadic?) and how (com- missioned for collection, bought from art fairs, versioned from production labs?) Does new media art challenge, or become embedded in, the globalised nature of art markets?

Because new media is used as a means of documenting, archiving and distributing art, and because new media art might be interactive with its audiences, this highlights the new kinds of relationships that might occur between audi- ences as viewers, participants, co-producers, selectors, tag- gers or taxonomisers. Examples of current collecting prac- tice are given by all of the speakers. 

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Annet Dekker

Arts Professional, University of Amsterdam
Annet Dekker is an independent researcher and curator. She is currently Researcher Digital Preservation at Tate, London, Post-doc Research Fellow at London South Bank University / The Photographers Gallery, and core tutor at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (Master Media Design and... Read More →
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Beryl Graham

Professor, CRUMB, University of Sunderland
Curating new media art. Beryl Graham is Professor of New Media Art at the University of Sunderland, and is co-founder of CRUMB resource for curators of new media art. She curated the international exhibition Serious Games for the Laing and Barbican art galleries. Her books include... Read More →
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Dene Grigar

Director and Professor, WSUV
Dene Grigar is Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature, specifically building multimedial environments and... Read More →

Monday August 17, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am PDT
World Art, Room 2515 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

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