[NetBehaviour] Event - Corporate Curation: Localhost Talks Series in Edinburgh, Scotland

Joel Weishaus joelweishaus at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 18:05:37 CEST 2014

Not to worry. The best artists do not breed, original voices who are not 
seen (if seen at all) as curate-able, until late in life, if they live 
that long.
In the long run (if there is one), Google will disappear and art will 
still be there. "All that glitters is not gold."


On 9/17/2014 5:42 AM, marc garrett wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> Perhaps add a link to the page of Marco's recent article on the very 
> same subject.
> Google New Breed: the commodification of digital art and its young minds
> http://www.furtherfield.org/features/articles/google-new-breed-commodification-digital-art-and-its-young-minds 
> Wishing you well.
> marc
>> !apologies for cross-posting!
>> Corporate Curation
>> http://freemachines.info/events/corporatecuration
>> 25th September, 6.00-7.30pm at the Forest Centre Plus, 38 Castle 
>> Terrace, EH3 9JD, Edinburgh.
>> As the art world adjusts after the economic crisis and a series of 
>> funding cuts to the state arts budget, assistance from big business 
>> is increasingly sought to subsidise cultural production. At a time 
>> when many 'emerging artists' are not receiving fair pay for their 
>> labour, shouldn't we welcome more investment in the arts, whether the 
>> source is public or private? And should we expect big business 
>> sponsorship to alter the autonomy of the artist any more or less than 
>> the state would?
>> Looking at Google's recent 'Dev Art' exhibition at the Barbican 
>> Centre in London through the frame of a wider historical view on 
>> systems of arts patronage, Corporate Curation will contextualise the 
>> current neoliberal frameworks of cultural entrepeneurialism and the 
>> role big business should play in the arts.
>> With talks by Jake Watts and Dave Young, followed by an open forum 
>> for collective debate.
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