[artinfo] Call for paperes: (New) Media Art in Museums

darko fritz fritz.d at chello.nl
Sun Jul 20 14:11:20 CEST 2008

International symposium
production - keeping - presentation
15 - 17 October 2008

Call for papers

deadline:  20 August 2008

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in 
Rijeka organizes the international symposium 
(New) Media Art in Museums that will be held 15 - 
17 October 2008 at the City Hall in Rijeka.

Expert Scientific Committee:
dr Goran Zlodi, FF, Zagreb
Marija Gattin, MSU, Zagreb
Dalibor Martinis, APU, Zagreb

Organisational Committee:
Nata”a Ivanãeviç, MMSU
Ljubica DujmoviÁ Kosovac, MMSU
Daina Glavoãiç, MMSU
Darko Fritz, media artist, curator, Amsterdam
Dan Oki, media artist, profesor UMAS

The aim of the international symposium (New)Media 
Art in Museums is to consider status of 
(new)media art in museum collections, conditions 
of keeping, protection, modes of exhibiting and 
all the changes that (new) media art  introduces 
into the everyday practice of contemporary 
Special attention will be paid to the specifics 
regarding production and rights that evolve from 
interrelations between museum - author - agency - 
certified producer. By employing the main 
subject: What are new media? - the symposium will 
thematically process temporal definition, 
production, keeping and presenting of (new)media 
art, as well as artistic features and influences 
that new media and digital technologies exert on 
contemporary museum presentation practice.

new media and cultural heritage
production / artwork
the diversity of museum material and the status 
of (new)media artworks in museum collections
the conditions of keeping and the modes of exhibiting
the museum in a role of producer, risks, rights 
and duties, experiences and prognoses
the influence of technological development on 
museum institutions, interaction between 
(new)media - institution - artists
global information system and museums

Detail information on symposium:
By organizing the symposium (New)Media Art in 
Museums we wish to stimulate colleagues from the 
museum profession and artists towards reflection, 
writing and discussion on interesting and actual 
subject of new and digital media, the various 
means in which the latter are implemented into 
museum activities and art creation, as well as 
their influence in forming the views on 
contemporary world.

The symposium's subject is defined, yet opened 
towards problematizing the experiences and 
insights from both theory and practice.

We take special interest in the present state of 
artworks from the countries  of the symposium's 
participants, as well as in institutional 
interest and actual artists. We hope for the high 
number of participants  as it will enable us to 
develop discussion, provide practical examples 
and create conditions for quality comparison. We 
wish to reach conclusions on situation both 
within the region and globally.

We take special interest in discussing the following subjects:
-          relation between media and museums
-          the percentage of representation of 
(new)media works in the specialized museums of 
visual art
-          institutions' relation  to (new)media museum items
-          author's rights (author and collaborators...)
-          relation between original and copy (the number of copies, ethics)
-          conservatorial procedures that are 
applied when a (new)media artwork is endangered 
due to a process in which it happens to be 
(keeping, outdated technology)

Abstracts, papers:
Besides five invited international experts we 
expect applications from  museum professionals, 
artists and other interested experts from Croatia 
and abroad.
We shall accept only the original, unpublished 
papers, previously not presented in public.
Accepted works, presented at the symposium, will 
be published (with abstracts in English language) 
in both a printed and a CD-ROM edition by MMSU in 
2009. The expositions will be presented orally, 
along with multimedia presentation.

Official symposium languages are Croatian and 
English (with simultaneous translation).
The application including personal data, a 
subject's title and an abstract (up to 200 words) 
should be sent not later than 20 August 2008  by 
- mail at MMSU, Dolac 1/II, 51000 Rijeka (with a designation FOR SYMPOSIUM) or
- email at simpozij at mmsu.hr (with a designation  FOR SMYPOSIUM).

Detail information on the symposium's program can 
be found at http://www.mmsu.hr/.
Final program of the symposium will be announced 
not later than 22 September 2009

MMSU contacts
Secretary: vana.govic at mmsu.hr
natasa.ivancevic at mmsu.hr; daina.glavocic at mmsu.hr;
ljubica.dujmovic at mmsu.hr;

e-mail: simpozij at mmsu.hr
phone: 00385 (0)51 492 612, 492 611
Muzej moderne i suvremene umjetnosti / Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
Dolac 1/II, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
e-mail: mmsu-rijeka at ri.t-com.hr

We look forward to your response and participation!

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