⚈curating.online is an ongoing research space dedicated to exploring and stimulating practical thinking about curatorial work on the web.⚈
It collects and indexes exhibition projects that explore the relationship between ⚈curating and the technological infrastructures in which it takes place.⚈ This growing archive is accompanied by interviews with practitioners in the field and a series of seminars and workshops that will take place with various international collaborators.
Building on previous research in the field, over the course of 2021, curating.online will focus on curatorial work that responds to the corporatisation and hypermassification of the web. The intent is to explore ⚈strategies of intervention in the networked environment⚈ and exhibition models that subvert the assumptions, mechanisms and logic of the digital economy — its platforms, services and rhetoric.
Over time, curating.online will operate as a space for the discussion, practice and research of modes of action and thinking that propose a ⚈critique of the impact of digital technology on artistic production, society and networked culture⚈ as well as new ways of creating spaces for art and support structures.
Project supported by the Italian Council (9th Edition, 2020), program to promote Italian
contemporary art in the world by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture.
Research developed in partnership with the Exhibition Research Lab (ERL) at the Liverpool John Moores University – Liverpool, UK
Nation25 – Rome, Italy
Walkin Studios – Bangalore, India
MO.CA. – Brescia, Italy
D.A.M.S. – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Brescia, Italy
Vivek Chockalingam, artist and curator – Bangalore, India
Padmini Ray Murray, researcher – Bangalore, India
Vidya Shividas, curator and art critic – New Delhi, India
Gaia Tedone, curator and researcher – Milan, Italy
Joasia Krysa, curator and researcher – Liverpool, United Kingdom
Project curated by Marialaura Ghidini
Website and programming by Rocío Fatás
With thanks to Silvio Lorusso, developer of the system employed in the Post-Digital Publishing Archive which has been a source of inspiration for this site.