How to curate digital art

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How to curate digital art

  1. 1. How To Curate Digital Art Richard Rinehart Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive
  2. 2. 1:1, Lisa Jevbratt, 1999
  3. 3. Heuristic & Analytical Tools • Semiotics • Neo-Marxist • Psychoanalytic • Etc.
  4. 4. How is the meme the same across history? How does the meme manifest differently in different historical periods?
  5. 5. Victory Gardens, Future Farmers, 2007
  6. 6. Arts & Crafts Interior, 1890
  7. 7. Carnivore, Radical Software Group, 2001
  8. 8. Untitled, Donald Judd, 1966
  9. 9. Utopia, Thomas More, 1516
  10. 10. Utopia • Contemporary utopia revives, but changes past utopian impulses • Contemporary Utopias ....... • Less totalizing, monumental, exclusive • Reconcile with technology, modernity • Recognize difference, diversity • Smaller, attainable actions • Not grand destination, but here/now; no-where
  11. 11. Unlogo, Jeff Crouse, 2010
  12. 12. Workshop • Determine cultural meme at work in Unlogo • Curate small exhibition around that meme • Online, find at least 3 more artworks that exhibit that meme • Each team present their exhibit to group • 30 min. Curating, 10 min. Presenting
  13. 13. Questions?
  14. 14. Helpful Links Online database of digital art, http://rhizome.org/art/ Unlogo http://netart.bampfa.berkeley.edu/ Background Paper on Utopia http://www.coyoteyip.com/rinehart/papers_files/ utopia_now_and_then-rinehart.pdf Richard Rinehart Rinehart@berkely.edu

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