Talk: A Brief Curatorial History of Digital and Media Art

Location: HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme
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Address: Suomenlinna B28/2 (Susisaari), 00190 Helsinki

Talk: A Brief Curatorial History of Digital and Media Art

Hosted by HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme

Join us next Wednesday, 17:45 – 21:00, at HIAP Project Space for a talk by Canadian curator Sarah Cook. Please take 17:20 HSL ferry from Kauppatori. A warm welcome to everyone!

In this talk, curator Sarah Cook will discuss the history of exhibitions that have highlighted the move from an object-oriented to systems-oriented culture, and the rise of the information age, what Luciano Floridi refers to as the fourth revolution. The talk will consider significant museum and gallery-based experiments in exhibiting technology-based art including Cybernetic Serendipity, Software, Information, and Les Immateriaux, as well as recent curatorial projects that Sarah has been involved in, including NEoN (North East of North), Scotland’s only digital art festival which takes place annually in Dundee and this year considered Media Archaeology as its theme.

Sarah Cook is a curator, writer and researcher based in Scotland. She is editor of the book INFORMATION (Documents of Contemporary Art, Whitechapel and MIT Press, 2016) and is co-author (with Beryl Graham) of Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media (MIT Press, 2010; Chinese edition 2016). She co-edited with Sara Diamond Euphoria & Dystopia: The Banff New Media Institute Dialogues (Banff Centre Press, 2011). She is the co-founder and co-editor of CRUMB, the longstanding online resource for curators of new media art. More at

HIAP Project Space
Suomenlinna B28/2
Building nr. 33 on Suomenlinna map

Images (from left): Cover of Sarah Cook’s book Information, 2016, and Cover of the catalogue for the exhibition Information, MoMA, 1970.

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