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Curatorship and New Media: Possible Dialogues

Curatorship and New Media: Possible Dialogues

Priscila Arantes / Brazil
Universidade Anhembi Morumbi
Paper

One of the discussions related to contemporary curatorial practices focuses upon the impact of new media and digital media in the formats and exhibition circuits. In addition to only exploring curatorships that showcase digital media art projects, what interests us in this article is to investigate how certain characteristics of media culture – such as collaborative processes and networking – are present in current curatorial practices.Examining this premise, we divided this article into two parts. In the first, we conducted a small curatorial history to show how the curatorial procedures have been adapted to the changes occurring in the field of contemporary art. In a second part, we use as a study case the curatorial projects developed by the Paço das Artes1 such as the Livro-Acervo, MaPA and Ex-Paço.