Close menu


Sunderland Repository records the research produced by the University of Sunderland including practice-based research and theses.

Curating New Media Art Between Institutional and Commercial Pressures

Graham, Beryl (2017) Curating New Media Art Between Institutional and Commercial Pressures. In: Contemporary Art // An Unknown. Series of events curated by Ebru Yetiskin, 13 Dec 2019, Turkey, Istanbul, Akbank Cultural Centre.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)


New media art, including net art, software/AI art and interactive art, is being exhibited and collected by both private collectors and museums. However, it changes notions of exhibition, audience, and archive. The art is considered here not under conventional media-specific categories, but as presenting different types of ‘behaviour’ to the curator or the art historian, based on Steve Dietz’s categories of Connectivity, Computability and Interaction. Lev Manovich has considered that much of the exciting new media ‘art’ is happening in ‘design’ contexts. This thoroughly disrupts conventional art historical models, which might be unaware of new media systems of Open Source, Critical Making, and a highly politicized understanding of AI and Data. Artwork examples discussed include Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, YoHa, Nye Thompson, Garnet Hertz, and Cornelia Sollfrank. How can curators and historians rethink their systems to facilitate the exhibition and collection of new art beyond standard commercial models?

[img] Video (MP4)
watch_v=-iO1fzyGfd8& - Presentation

Download (429kB)
[img] Video
ERROR: -iO1fzyGfd8: YouTube said: Unable to extract video data

Download (0B)

More Information

Uncontrolled Keywords: Beryl Graham, Akbank Sanat, Günümüz Sanatı // Bir Muamma, ÃaÄdaÅ Sanat, Koleksiyonerlik
Depositing User: Beryl Graham


Item ID: 13081
Official URL:

Users with ORCIDS

ORCID for Beryl Graham: ORCID iD

Catalogue record

Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2021 12:23
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2021 12:23


Author: Beryl Graham ORCID iD

University Divisions

Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Art and Design


Fine Art > Curating
Fine Art > Digital Media
Fine Art > New Media
Fine Art

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item