Curating is an authorial act. A curator selects works in a way so that they make sense as a whole. A curator also arranges works, taking care so that each is displayed to its advantage. Finally, a curator, through aesthetic and intellectual choices, encourages interaction between visitors and the works they have selected. The end result is an exhibit or archive that stands as a work itself with the power to transform, teach, and delight.
This course focuses on teaching you to curate exhibits of media art, particularly a type referred to as electronic literature. You will learn both theory and practice as you develop exhibits for the CMDC Nouspace Gallery and the Vancouver Downtown Library.
Video produced by Mary Godwin following the “Visionary Landscapes 2008 Conference & Media Art Show,” hosted & event hosted & curated by Dene Grigar