My Review of Rethinking Curating in Convergence


My review of Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook’s Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media has just been published in the latest edition of Convergence. It starts like this:

“Earlier this year, BBC Arts Editor, Will Gompertz, controversially asked after the existence of great works of Net art. Most striking about his query (and perhaps even more so his responses to the many comments he received) was not that he was unaware of great online art, but that he had somehow missed the point of this art field. His enquiry indicated a lack of recognition of the fact that Net art, for example, belongs to a different system and demands a wholly alternative approach to (amongst other things) value judgements in art. Among the responses, Gompertz received an offer from curator Sarah Cook to send him her book written with Beryl Graham: Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media (MIT Press, 2010), as it guides the reader through this and other changes in art thinking wrought by New Media art forms.”

You’ll have to head over to Convergence for the rest…

Posted via email from Charlotte’s posterous

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *