Curating in the Digital World: Talk with Robert Storr and Alex May

Robert Storr and Alex May

“Join international curator Robert Storr and leading digital artist Alex May for an informal discussion about the role of curating for digital artwork.”

4pm-5pm 13th July 2015

Red Room, Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street London

Limited tickets available – click here

We have seen some remarkable developments as part of the digital age revolution in the last twenty-five years.

These changes have had a profound impact on the art world, and notably revolutionized the way art is produced, experienced and even traded. Traditional forms of art have been transformed by digital techniques and media, and entirely new forms of art such as generative art, Internet art, digital installation, and virtual reality have emerged.

This has in turn created new challenges for curators; a subject that has been the focus for major art institutions as they struggle to come to terms with how they must present and potentially collect and preserve digital art if at all.

Curator, writer, critic and academic, Robert Storr, considered to be one of the most influential figures in the art world will take part in a discussion with new media artist Alex May on curating art in a digital age that will explore the potential renewed role as curators in the digital age.

Robert Storr is Dean of the Yale School of Art. His extensive career includes curator in the 1990s at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, he was the first American Commissioner of the Venice Biennale in 2007 and has helped develop the reputations of contemporary artists such as Gerhard Richter, Max Beckmann and Robert Ryman.

Alex May is an artist exploring a wide range of digital technologies, most notably video projection onto physical objects (building on the technique known as video mapping or projection mapping by using his own bespoke software), also interactive installations, generative works, full-size humanoid robots, performance, and video art. He has performed at Tate Modern and Watermans, and exhibited internationally including at the V&A, Science Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, Venezuela, the Rockefeller Arts Center at State University of New York, and the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris.

This event will be chaired by MA Curating and Collections student Sophie Pradere.