New book: Curating Digital Art

Annet Dekker’s edited book Curating Digital Art. From Presenting and Collecting Digital Art to Networked Co-Curation is now published, with various contributions from the CSNI community, including Marco De Mutiis, Katrina Sluis, Gaia Tedone, Jon Uriarte, a.o.

It asks: What is the role of the curator when organizing digital art exhibitions in offline and online spaces? Analyzing the influence and impact of curating digital art, the book focuses on how the experiments of curators, artists and designers opened the possibility to reconfigure traditional models and methods for presenting and accessing digital art. In the process, it addresses how web-based practices challenge certain established museological values and precipitate alternative ways of understanding art’s stewardship, curatorial responsibility, public access and art history. Through more than twenty interviews with artists, designers and curators in the course of the last ten years, and flanked by an extensive timeline of >250 online exhibitions and socio-technical developments, The Broken Timeline, the reader of this publication is given an insight into the discourse on digital art and its curation today.

Annet Dekker (ed.), Curating Digital Art. From Presenting and Collecting Digital Art to Networked Co-Curation (Valiz, 2021). Further details at https://www.valiz.nl/en/publications/curating-digital-art.html.

Contributors: Pita Arreola-Burns, Evelyn Austin, LaTurbo Avedon, Paul Barsch, Livia Benedetti, Bob Bicknell-Knight, Elliott Burns, Tom Clark, Marco De Mutiis, Constant Dullaart, Madja Edelstein-Gomez, Amber van den Eeden, Rebecca Edwards, Rózsa Farkas, Marialaura Ghidini, Manique Hendricks, Tilman Hornig, Florian Kuhlmann, Kalle Mattsson, Anika Meier, Marie Meixnerová, Laura Mousavi, Katja Novitskova, Domenico Quaranta, Stefan Riebel, Ryder Ripps, Sakrowski, Katrina Sluis, Lilian Stolk, Systaime a.k.a. Michaël Borras, Gaia Tedone, Jon Uriarte, Miyö Van Stenis, Nimrod Vardi, Marcela Vieira, ZHANG G