An investigation into the impact of collaborations between the commercial digital and artistic sectors on the curatorial realm

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  • Curation

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  • An investigation into the impact of collaborations between the commercial digital and artistic sectors on the curatorial realm

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  • (Long paper)

    Keywords: Collaborative Commissioning, Expanded Curating, New Media Art, Contemporary Art, Commercial Creative Media, Collaboration.

    This paper examines the steady rise in collaborations between the contemporary art field, commercial creative media and technology industries and the new media art field and reflects upon how collaborations of this nature are reshaping the ‘realm of the curator’. Ways in which theorists, and practitioners have approached collaborations between art and industry are considered and a curatorial project, Binaudios, commissioned by the author, is used a case study for analysis. Here, the project reveals some of the similarities and frictions inherent within the developing relationship and evolving terms of engagement between these three sectors. This paper explores the impact of these tensions upon the evolving curatorial role, the curator’s broadening theoretical context and methodologies and practices developing within the proliferation of new sites of distribution and engagement of art.

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