With Barbara London (United States), pioneering time-based media curator
Deadline for registration: Friday, 9 March 2018
Register at https://peatix.com/event/341906.
Fee: S$500 per person (inclusive of GST)
This course will address the challenges of collecting time-based media, from copyrights and ownership to conservation. It will also examine the relation between media and other contemporary art forms (sculpture, paintings, photography, performance) in a collection. Barbara London will bring in her substantial knowledge as the founder and chief curator of the time-based media department at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Friday, 16 March 2018, 6.00 – 9.00pm
Part One: Video and Media Art Overview
This two-day course begins with an overview of video and media art. London discusses the madcap trajectory of video as a pliable medium, and how it moved from the fringe to a full-fledged art form. Attention will be paid to how production, exhibition, and distribution are interdependent and to the way collecting video and media art was slowly taken up by museums, foundations, banks, and private collectors.
Saturday, 17 March 2018, 11.00am – 5.00pm.
Part Two: The Ideologies behind Exhibiting and Collecting Video and Media Art
The course will explore the challenges involved in distributing, exhibiting, and collecting time-based media, both single-channel works as well as installations. Production and exhibition tools are diverse and changed considerably over the years. To exhibit or acquire media artwork, it is necessary to be aware of its specificities. This session, probing the fundamentals of video art, will speak about these technical details as well as how the artists themselves can give valuable insight. London will also speak about proper archival structures that consider the works’ format, software, and climate specifications.