ARC Co-directors Iliyana Nedkova and Chris Byrne are working with Professor Colin Fallows of Liverpool School of Art & Design, towards an international symposium on new media art curating and theory, Art - Place - Technology, taking place in Liverpool 30 March - 1 April 2006.
New media art is a global phenomenon: a rapidly changing and dynamic field of creative practice which crosses conventional categories and disciplinary boundaries challenging our assumptions about art.
How do curators engage with new media art?
What makes a good curator of new media art?
What can we learn from the pioneers of this field?
What does the future hold for curating new media art?
What common ground exists with other disciplines?
These and other issues will be explored at Art - Place - Technology. Speakers who are shaping the practice and theory of curating new media art include Amanda McDonald Crowley, Director of Eyebeam; Charlie Gere, Reader in New Media Research at the Institute for Cultural Research, Lancaster University; and Trebor Scholz, founder of the Institute for Distributed Creativity.
Art - Place - Technology will look at historical and current projects by some of the world’s leading curators of new media art, and discuss how curating new media art creates interfaces with the art world, museum culture, media, publishing and academia. The symposium proceedings will be published in 2007.
To register online for Art - Place - Technology and for further information about the Symposium, follow this link.