Art, Museums and Digital Cultures → Rethinking Change
Edited by Helena Barranha and Joana Simões Henriques
Following the International Conference on Art, Museums and Digital Cultures (April 2021), this e-book seeks to extend the discussion on the concept of change that is usually associated with the relationship between culture and technology.
Through the contributions of 32 authors from 12 countries, the book not only questions how digital media have inspired new artistic and curatorial practices, but also how, conversely, critical and creative proposals in the fields of art and museums have opened up alternative paths to technological development. Acknowledging the different approaches to the topic, ranging from retrospective readings to the analysis of recent issues and projects, the book is divided into seven sections and a visual essay, highlighting collaborative territories and the crossovers between different areas of scientific knowledge.
Available in open access, this publication is the result of a collaborative project promoted by the Institute of Art History of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University of Lisbon and maat – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology.
Digital Cultures; Digital Art; Museums, Technology, Change, Digital Transformation; Digital Archive.
Institute of Art History, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, in association with the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon.
Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa.
Fundação Millennium bcp
João Paulo Serafim, The Endless Task of Taxonomy, 2021.
Courtesy of the artist.
Leonardo Silva, 2021.
How to cite
Barranha, H. and Henriques, J. S. (eds.) (2021) Art, Museums and Digital Cultures – Rethinking Change. Lisbon: IHA/NOVA FCSH and maat. DOI: 10.34619/hwfg-s9yy
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Rethinking Change in Art and Museums
Helena Barranha and Joana Simões Henriques
Questioning Digital Culture
Critical Digital: Museums and their Postdigital Circumstance
Ross Parry and Vince Dziekan
Used to Be Different, Now It's the Same? The Post-Pandemic Makeover of Museums
John P. Bell, Jon Ippolito and Meredith Steinfels
Curating Digital Art Beyond the Institutional Sphere
The Art and Care of Online Curating
Immaterial Desires: Cultural Integration of Experimental Digital Art
From the Artist’s Perspective: On the Longevity of VR/AR Artworks
Myrto Aristidou and Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert
Computer Art in Portugal? A Short History of Related Exhibitions and Art Criticism in the 1970s
Pockets Full of Memories (2001-2007): An Installation Integrating Data Collection and the Kohonen Self-Organising Artificial Neural Network Algorithm
George Legrady and Timo Honkela
Fictioning the Third Space
Suggestions for a Curator’s Machine: A Collaborative Approach to the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Art Museums
The Everywhere Museum of Everything: The Curatorship Challenge, from Digital Urban Art to NFTs
Pedro Alves da Veiga
Virtual Museums, Archives and Databases
Recent Challenges to Contemporary Art Databases. Digitisation Practices and Archive Development in Artist Estates and Private Collections
Virtual Museums and Art Projects, between the Analogue and the Digital: Catalogue Raisonné Graça Morais
Joana Baião and Sofia Carvalho
Curating Registered Journeys – Maria Graham and Dora Wordsworth
Maria de Fátima Lambert
Virtual Museums, New Media Arts and Sound Archives
Madalena Oliveira and Cláudia Martinho
Museums on the Web: Shifting Representations and Narratives
How COVID-19 Changed the Digital Presence of Italian Museums: Comparing Influencer Marketing Attempts at the Uffizi Galleries and the Museums of Bologna
Museums on the Web and their Adaptations: The Case of the Immigration Museum in São Paulo
Vitória Schincariol and Marina Pignatelli
Virtually Musealising Memories: COVID-19 through Storytelling at the Museum of the Person
Mediation and Prospects of Change
Art Museums and Digital Solidarity
The Stakes of Big Tech and the Digitisation of Visual Culture
The Digital Condition and the Reconstitution of the Public(s)
The Endless Task of Taxonomy
João Paulo Serafim
About the Authors