Institutionalising the Digital is a panel discussion and website take-over organised by the Goethe-Institut London, Opening Times
and Melanie Bühler.
Recently, a number of initiatives have surfaced that are dedicated to presenting the work of artists in an online environment. Branching off into ‘the digital’, institutions incorporate digital infrastructures as part of their institutional properties, launching digital residencies and giving away grants to support digital works. In collaboration with Opening Times, the Goethe-Institut London invites artists and organisations to discuss the question of how established formats of presenting art are translated into new digital settings and what consequences such a transition might have:
How do artists create work in the setting of a digital residency and what are the concerns in presenting digital work? What are the material differences between on- and offline art spaces? Which distinctive norms and expectations are native to these spaces?
The panellists are:
- Lauren Boyle, DIS Magazine, curator of the 9th Berlin Biennale 2016
- Cécile B. Evans, artist, London
- Zachary Kaplan, Assistant Director at Rhizome, New York
- Susanne Pfeffer, Director Fridericianum, Kassel
Moderated by Filipa Ramos, Editor in Chief, art-agenda & Co-curator Vdrome
Opening Times will be present during the event through a take-over of the Goethe-Institut’s website, interacting live with the discussion.