Brno Art Week 2021 / Curating Online

The current pandemic situation forces us to think more intensively about the presentation and distribution of art into new, not yet fully explored spheres of the virtual, networked environment. Within this context of changes in art production, distribution and display, we aim to contemplate transformations in the role of a curator having to think about the presentation of art (exclusively) in online spaces on the one hand, and on the other hand, the attributes and assumptions that characterize the virtual mediation of art. To what extent is such an exhibition format different from a traditional gallery exhibition? How are the established curatorial principles and methods applied in the virtual space? What are the specifics of communication towards visitors-viewers of a festival or exhibition happening in a virtual space? We enter the second year of the COVID-19 global pandemic, during which museums and galleries but also media art festivals had to rethink their approaches and well-established systems for mediating art largely. The symposium aims to confront and evaluate the various mediating art and culture strategies that cultural institutions have used, rejected or uttered in this special regime as possible scenarios for the new age.


Day 1
4 pm Symposium opening. Welcome and introduction by Marika Kupková
4:10 pm – 4:30 pm Karina Kottová
4:40 pm – 5 pm Tomáš Hrůza
5:10 pm – 5:30 pm Michal Novotný
5:40 pm – 6 pm Marek Pokorný
6 pm – 7 pm panel discussion, moderator Marika Kupková

Den 2
5 pm Symposium opening. Welcome and introduction by Monika Szűcsová
5:15 pm – 5:55 pm Marialaura Ghidini
6 pm – 6:40 pm Gaia Tedone
6:45 pm – 7:15 pm panel discussion, moderator Monika Szűcsová


Online: Youtube Brno Art Week + stream on Facebook

Event detail

Event start
21. 4. 2021 16:00
Konec události
22. 4. 2021 20:00
Organizing Institution
Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Galerie TIC, Brno Art Week
Event type