International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Participatory Curatorial Practices: An Online Approach
Stacey Cann

This article explores how participatory online curation can be used as a tool for understanding and researching contemporary art practices. With online networking becoming more relevant in the lives of both students and artists this research investigates how we can create connections with artworks using online technology. Through the possibility of changing or altering meaning by creating artwork in response to the theme the participant takes an active role in knowledge creation, and the process become a collaboration of all involved, rather than solely the curator’s vision. This accessible way of viewing and displaying artwork helps juxtapose a wide range of different art practices and creates new ways of understanding art. The Pillow Exchange: An Experiment in Art and Sleep co-curated by Stacey Cann and Jasia Stuart will be discussed as an example of online curation as well as The Fountain Project: Duchamp as Muse curated by Stacey Cann.

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