Curating Online Exhibitions

26 February, Friday
10.00 New York / 18.00 İstanbul

Curating Online Exhibitions
Michael Connor, Artistic Director of Rhizome

The conference series realized as part of the project 'Technological Arts Preservation'—enacted through the collaboration of Sabancı University and digitalSSM Archive and Research Space—continue with the conference titled ‘Curating Online Exhibitions’. The conference will feature Michael Connor, Artistic Director of Rhizome.

*Registration required
*The Conference will be held in English with simultaneous translation to Turkish.

In this talk, Connor will argue for the online exhibition as a cultural practice that is distinct from but connected to traditional gallery exhibitions. He will draw on Rhizome’s work and other examples to discuss the concepts of variability, performance, objecthood, and spatial practice in online exhibitions.

Michael Connor is Artistic Director of Rhizome, where he oversaw the Net Art Anthology initiative, a web-based exhibition, gallery exhibition, and book that retold the history of online art through 100 artworks from the 1980s to the present. He has curated exhibitions and projects for Yarat, Baku, Cornerhouse, Manchester, the Museum of Moving Image, New York, ACMI, Melbourne, Bell Lightbox, Toronto, FACT, Liverpool, and BFI, London. His writing has appeared in 'You Are Here: Art After the Internet' (Cornerhouse), Digital Video Abstraction (UCPress), and 'MBCBFTW' (Hatje Cantz).