Challenges and issues for the New Media Arts circuit with Marta Rodrigues

CIAC and the INVITRO team invite you to discuss the subject “Challenges and issues for the New Media Arts circuit and market”, with Marta Rodrigues, on Thursday, January 07, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. at INVITRO’s facilities, at the headquarters of the Universidade Aberta, 147 Rua da Escola Politécnica, in Lisbon.

About the speaker:

Marta Rodrigues developed her master’s thesis on the subject of virtuality in art in 2012.

What began as a thesis on virtual museums quickly realigned its focus onto a specific artistic movement with complex, variable and sometimes intangible characteristics, and its relationship with the palpable world. Questions immediately arose: how can we include works of art bearing these characteristics in museum collections? And how do we sell them? How do we insert the virtual into art world structures perfectly geared towards traditional models? In recent years we have witnessed a technological boom that has affected every sector, leading to the emergence of new artistic expressions, such as New Media Art. Exploring the relationship of this type of art with contemporary art museums and their market, this presentation will demonstrate the challenges that New Media Art entails and how we can work around them, understand them and, more importantly, accept them.

Marta Rodrigues has a degree in Arts and Intermedia and an MA in Museum and Gallery Studies from Kingston University London. She is currently involved in independent curatorial projects and has kept up her research work since 2012. Having started to explore the subject of conservation, preservation and presentation of New Media Art during her MA, with her thesis The Changing Values of the Contemporary Art Museum: Conserving, Preserving and Presenting New Media Art, she has since delved further into these issues. She wrote a paper for the AVANCA | CINEMA 2014 International Conference on Cinema – Art, Technology, Communication, which was published while she was interned at the Art and Critical Studies Group of the Arnaldo Araújo Centre for Studies. She began her professional career as an intern at the Image Museum in Braga, writing for the VICE Portugal webzine and working on the ‘shair’ project in Braga as a curator.

The event is free, but with limited seats. Registering for the event guarantees entry/participation on a first come, first served basis.

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