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Rethinking Curating, Art After New Media

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Graham, Beryl and Cook, Sarah (2010) Rethinking Curating, Art After New Media. Leonardo . MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.. ISBN 9780262013888

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A book on curating art after new media co-authored by Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook of CRUMB, published by MIT Press. The book is an overview of how the 'behaviours' of new media art differ from those of other contemporary artforms, and what histories, including conceptual art, performance art, participatory art, or video art, might inform curating. The book gives many examples of new ways of curating that might fit the behaviours of new media, including new ways of collecting, exhibiting, and producing in 'lab' or festival modes. Collaborative and networked forms of curating are explored. The book draws on the CRUMB discussion list and interviews with curators from Tate, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, MoMA New York, Walker Art Center, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Furtherfield, and Eyebeam.

The book has proved popular, going to reprint within 9 months of publication, and featuring on the curricular of many international university courses in curating. Reviews have praised the comprehensive and critical nature of the book, and found it extremely well-referenced, and practical.

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