Caitlin Jones
Since 2006
Works in Vancouver Canada

BIO
Jones was formerly the Director of Programming at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York, NY. Prior to this, Jones held a combined curatorial and conservation position at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. She co-curated the groundbreaking exhibition Seeing Double: Emulation in Theory and Practice and coordinated the Deutsche Guggenheim exhibition, Nam June Paik: Global Groove 2004. As a key member of the Variable Media Network, Caitlin has also been responsible for developing important tools and policy for the preservation of electronic and ephemeral artworks. Her writings on new media art presentation and preservation have appeared in a wide range of catalogs and international publications.

Meet the Olivers


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For the past five months Seattle's Oliver family (Carol, Mike, Nigel, Pete, Syd, and Mary) have been diligently working to complete all sixty-three of the assignments set out in Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July's popular web project Learning to Love You More. The fruits of their labor were installed this weekend at the annual Seattle art and music festival, Bumbershoot, and can be seen in their entirety at LTLYM. Their own blog, Learning to Love Ourselves More, goes beyond the final products and documents their process from beginning to end--including the distribution of assignments, trips to the art supply store, and the personal negotiations and judgments on each other's work. LTLOM is a testament to the strength of Fletcher and July's original concept and the Olivers' actualization of the site's enthusiasm and involvement points emphatically to the transformative and inclusionary potential of the web.

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Ujino and The Rotators


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This week Vancouver's Western Front will open Tokyo-based artist and musician Ujino Muneteru's first solo show in North America. The large-scale installation highlights Muneteru's latest project, The Rotators, a band consisting of instruments the artist constructs from everyday household items such as blenders, hair dryers, pots and pans, and turntables--all driven by the artist's custom control system, Rotatorhead. Influenced by dance music and culture, Muneteru's multi-faceted practice has roots in the performative tendencies of the Futurists, Dada, and the likes of John Cage and Nam June Paik. The exhibition opens September 6th with a live performance of Ujino and the Rotators. There will also be an instrument-building workshop led by the artist on September 5th and an artist talk on September 8th.

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Discussions (5) Opportunities (0) Events (0) Jobs (2)
DISCUSSION

Video of Post Net Aesthetics is Now Online


Well, I REALLY don't want to be pushed into (or push myself into) the role of art historical finger wagger or an advocate of "thought experiments."

I wholeheartedly agree that Ben made some excellent points (and it's nice to have the link to his notes—thanks for that). In particular:
"//It tried to reinvent the wheel because it lacked the tacit knowledge of previous generations who had shared similar concerns and worked through many of the pitfalls."

I feel this statement clearly encapsulates a problem with much of the recent discourse around the idea of post-internet. There's an assumption that a critical articulation of the relationship between online and physical objects is a new phenomenon. The materiality (or demateriality) was an ongoing concern from the outset of artists working on the Internet. So I'm disappointed when I hear Karen Archley cite a 2009 exhibition curated by AIDS-3D as the first instance of this kind of material engagement—if we are suggesting that this is what the term post-internet has come to represent.

Finger wagging over.

DISCUSSION

Video of Post Net Aesthetics is Now Online


I have no issue with Vvork at all!

I'm just surprised to see Rhizome facilitating a discussion that suggests that artists and curators were not thinking about the relationships between online themes and aesthetics and offline presentation before 2008!

It doesn't seem like a provocation or exaggeration, it seems like a serious misrepresentation of the history.


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Video of Post Net Aesthetics is Now Online


In order to imagine that, know, that before the creation of vvork in 2006 there wasn’t really any contemporary art on the internet. "

I'm sorry. Can someone explain this statement to me? Michael?

JOB

Exhibitions Curator


Deadline:
Mon Oct 31, 2011 04:00

Location:
Vancouver, Canada

Organization: Western Front Society
Job Title: Exhibitions Curator
Position Type: Full-time contract, 35 hours/week
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Salary: $31,000/year
Years Experience: 3+

DESCRIPTION
The Western Front Society seeks an outstanding, highly motivated arts professional to step into the role of Exhibitions Curator.
The Western Front is one of Canada’s pioneering artist-run centres and produces and presents works in five programs: Exhibitions, Performance Art, New Music, Media Arts, and FRONT Magazine. The Western Front was founded in 1973 by a small group of interdisciplinary artists, and has developed into an exemplary multi-disciplinary environment for experimental art practice and research. With a staff of ten plus interns and volunteers, the Society collectively produces over fifty events a year.

The Exhibitions Program has a mandate to present contemporary visual art by local, national and international artists. Intentionally open, this mandate has historically focused on artwork that is conceptual, media-based or otherwise ephemeral in nature. Currently the program promotes experimentation with conceptual models and contexts for visual art that have allowed the program to expand beyond gallery exhibitions to include artist books and posters, cross-disciplinary works, site-specific and Internet projects, and commissions.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Exhibitions Curator reports to the Executive Director, and is responsible for:
• Developing and communicating a dynamic vision for the Exhibitions Program
• Curating exhibitions and all associated programming
• Editing publications
• Writing grants and seeking opportunities for additional funding or support
• Supervising one part-time staff member, contract workers, as well as volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS
• Exemplary knowledge and understanding of contemporary art practices
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Proven financial management experience
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to provide direction and work with a diverse staff
• High capacity to meet deadlines and work under pressure
• Knowledge of a broad range of issues related to the arts
• A clear understanding of the philosophy and history of the Canadian artist-run centre movement
• Knowledge of the principle funding agencies and prior grant writing experience
• Knowledge of managing publications and print projects
• Experience installing a variety of art exhibitions
• Mac OS, Microsoft Office, electronic mail and Filemaker Pro, an asset

BENEFITS
A competitive benefits package is available after the three months probation period is complete. After eight months of employment, four weeks paid vacation may be taken during the period when programs are recessed. An additional ten days paid holiday time may be taken during the December/January holiday period.

A part-time Exhibitions Assistant supports this position. Provisions are also made within the program budget for research-based travel.

HOW TO APPLY
The Western Front Society is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and encourages applications from Aboriginal persons, members of a visible minority group or persons with a disability.
Applications containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references, and writing samples, must be received by 4:00 p.m. on December 14, 2009.

Please send applications by email only to:

Exhibitions Curator Hiring Committee
Email: admin@front.bc.ca
Western Front Society
303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1
www.front.bc.ca

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


JOB

Exhibitions Curator


Deadline:
Tue Nov 17, 2009 20:06

Organization: