, new media and post-internet art, new media and post-internet art

When: Wednesday, Oct 31st, 12 pm
Where: DH Active Learning Space, Food Science Building 4.58

Presentations last ~30mins, followed by a short discussion

Curating IRL:, new media and post-internet art

Chris Clarke


This talk explores issues relating to the curation of new media artworks in physical exhibition spaces. As contemporary artists increasingly rely on the internet as an exhibition forum, as subject matter, and as a toolbox, galleries and museums have adapted to the nomadic, often ephemeral, nature of these works by prioritizing the experiential aspects of the exhibition space. This presentation looks at different ways in which exhibition contexts (including museums, biennales, and festivals) have adapted to the inherent qualities of new media art, drawing on works by the artists Jordan Bennett, Marge Monko and JODI and the Glucksman exhibitions Selective Memory: Artists in the archive and the Irish touring programme Game On: Re-newing Media art.

About the Speaker

Chris Clarke is Senior Curator: Exhibitions + Collections at the Glucksman, UCC where he has curated exhibitions including Josef and Anni Albers: Voyage inside a blind experience; Double Take; OUTPOSTS; Now Wakes the Sea; Enter Stage Left; Set in Time: Drawings from the Serge Lifar Collection; and Gut Instinct: Art, food and feeling. Chris has also curated international exhibitions including Innsbruck International 2018, Under the Surface: Newfoundland & Labrador at the 55th Venice Biennale; and The Second Act at Arts Centre de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam. He has published numerous texts and reviews of contemporary art and is a frequent contributor to art journals and magazines including Art Monthly, Source, VAN and Photography & Culture.