– “The prize sought out by the Curatron software is the algorithm for the perfect, or at least perfectly coherent, thematic group show.” Curatron – the curatorial software. – Curator Lindsey Howard interviewed about Paddles ON!, the ‘first digital art auction’. – With a healthy amount of tongue-in-cheek, a Change.org petition calls to “APPOINT KANYE WEST TO CURATE THE 2015 […]

– Ahead of the Experimenter Curators’ Hub, Art Radar Asia lays out the themes to be covered in the upcoming conference on curatorial practice in India. – Available online: It’s All Mediating: Outlining and Incorporating the Roles of Curating and Education in the Exhibition Context brings together thinkers from curating and pedagogy to speak to the roles of mediation between […]

– Le Monde profiles la génération montante of contemporary curators: Curateur, le plus jeune métier du monde (French). – The New York Times’ Melena Ryzik considers the Whitney’s resurrection of Douglas Davis’ ‘The World’s First Collaborative Sentence’ and museums’ approaches to collecting and preserving digital art: When Artworks Crash: Restorers Face Digital Test. – Blouin ArtInfo’s 10 Cutting-Edge Curators From […]

– An allegation from James Cuno: “Scholars, curators and conservators of art are not exploiting the new technology to research differently.” How art history is failing at the Internet – Ben Davis on the “cringe-worthy statistics” of ethnic and cultural diversity in American museum-attendance. Diversify or Die: Why the Art World Needs to Keep Up With Our Changing Society. – […]

New Media in the White Cube and Beyond: Curatorial Models for Digital Art is a collection of essays edited by Christiane Paul (curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art), addressing several topics of concern to new media art curators. The twelve essays cover the full range of territory that curators will encounter, from understanding how artists use the medium […]

– Karen Love (Manager of Curatorial Affairs at Vancouver Art Gallery) has written this excellent primer for emerging curators, the Curatorial Toolkit. (PDF download). It’s very interesting to look over the bones of our profession, see what the essential, common sense information that we should be imparting to younger generations is. Especially since, with the proliferation of curatorial studies in […]

Welcome to the June edition of Pick ‘N Mix, my monthly annotated list of things that caught my eye over the course of the previous month. It’s a real jumble of stuff this month! Check it out: – Firstly, this recent article in LA Weekly talks about MOCA’s Paul Schimmel and the concept of “curatorial ecstasy”. Schimmel recounts a moment […]

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Digital Curatorship: Public Programming in the Information Age is a Connecting Principle event at Culture Lab, Newcastle University, organised in collaboration with the School of Arts and Cultures, 12th February 2008. This mini-symposium is an opportunity to engage with the constantly evolving nature of practice in the curatorship of digital and new media art. We (Newcastle University) aim to do […]