CURATING MEDIA ARTS
Guest Speakers: Christiane Paul, Dooeun Choi – Moderation: Anne-Cécile Worms
For its first NYC exhibition during the Frieze week at Zürcher Gallery, Artjaws is organizing two talks by artists and curators. Saturday, May 4, at 4 pm, ArtJaws has the great pleasure to welcome two women curators specialized in Art & Technology, Christiane Paul and Dooeun Choi. Anne-Cecile Worms will moderate the discussion and ask them not only to share their personal experience as Media Art Curators but will also question them about the Art Market today. It’s been a long time that media art is considered as an emerging market, is it now the right time for Art Collectors to acquire works by artists whose reputation is on the rise?
ABOUT CHRISTIANE PAUL
Christiane Paul is Chief Curator / Director of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and Professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School, as well as Adjunct Curator of Digital Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
She is the recipient of the Thoma Foundation’s 2016 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art, and her books are A Companion to Digital Art (Blackwell-Wiley, May 2016); DigitalArt (Thames and Hudson, 3rd revised edition, 2015); Context Providers – Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts(Intellect, 2011; Chinese edition, 2012); and New Media in the White Cube and Beyond (UC Press, 2008). At the Whitney Museum she curated exhibitions including Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art 1965 – 2018 (2018), Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools (2011) and Profiling (2007), and is responsible for artport, the museum’s portal to Internet art. Other curatorial work includes Little Sister (is watching you, too) (Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NYC, 2015); What Lies Beneath (Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, 2015); and The Public Private (Kellen Gallery, The New School, NYC, 2013).
ABOUT DOOEUN CHOI
DooEun Choi is currently working on Quayola: Asymmetric Archaeology touring exhibition and BIAN (INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ART BIENNIAL) 2020 in Montreal. Choi has recently worked as co-curator of Aurora Biennial 2018 in Dallas, art director of Da Vinci Creative 2015/2017, and chief curator of Art Center Nabi in Seoul. Since 2000, she has also curated numerous international media art exhibitions in Kyoto, Beijing, Madrid, Geneva, Enghien-les-Bains, Istanbul, Montreal, San Jose, New York, Linz and many other cities across Korea. Choi’s previous projects include Han Youngsoo: Photographs of Seoul 1956–63 at ICP MANA (2017); Why Future Still Needs Us: AI and Humanity at Art Center Nabi, QUT Art Museum in Brisbane (2016–17); BIAN (INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ART BIENNIAL), at Arsenal Montreal (2016); Mediacity Seoul 2012 Biennial, at Seoul Museum of Art; and ZERO1 Biennial 2012, at Zero1 Garage.
As a curator, Choi treats the space as a laboratory for experimenting with the types of experience and aesthetics that can emerge from combining and recombining scientific knowledge, artistic practices, and historical narratives.
ABOUT ANNE-CECILE WORMS
Anne-Cécile Worms, graduated from Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po – Paris); publisher and curator, she is also a serial entrepreneur in the fields of art & technologies.
Anne-Cécile Worms started her career as a journalist. Starting 2003, she has been publishing MCD, the printed Magazine of Digital Cultures, with thematic issues such as “The Open Future”, “Change Money”, “Digital Africa”, “Net Art”, … In June 2014, Anne-Cécile Worms launched Makery, the online media for all labs, to cover the dynamism and give out information on the emergence of a scene of labs: fablabs, hackerspaces, biohacklabs, living labs, … Where the future is fabricated.
After producing “Variation Media Art Fair” for four years (from 2014 to 2017) in Paris, the first exhibition dedicated to media arts addressed to art collectors during the FIAC week in Paris, she co-founded ArtJaws.com, a unique online marketplace specialized in Art +Tech that offers artworks selected by emblematic curators, now offering the most extensive online media arts catalog .
Anne-Cécile Worms is an expert in digital arts and a qualified personality for the Institut Français. In October 2018, she became the U.S East Coast Operations Director of the Women Initiative Foundation < http://women-initiative-foundation.com>.