Anthropoetry was a multimedia poetry exhibit in 2014 that utilized a number of international artists to promote a theme of humanity and of emotion. The exhibit celebrated modernity and variety in poetry including new forms of visual and digital art.
With art constantly evolving it is important to expose the public to new forms of art in new ways whenever possible. This in a way can validate modern forms of art by simply making the public aware of their existence as well as showing them how to appreciate them. Anthropoetry focuses on new digital poetry specifically, which blurs the lines in poetry between literary art and visual digital art. But when dealing with the digital, often lacking much of a physical presence, what exactly is an exhibition? “The critical consensus today would seem to be that an exhibition is, in the most basic terms, an organized presentation of a selection of items to a public,” (p 74).
With a digital art form curation becomes even more important, as the art itself has no physical presence but is presented on a computer. In that way the exhibit must utilize the computers and the space around them in a way that fits with the theme of the art while motivating the public to interact with as much of the art as possible.
Hoffmann, Jens. Ten Fundamental Questions of Curating. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.