Art in the Digital Age: Exhibition Space
Sunday, July 14th 7:00pm
Program Organizers: Tsila Hassine & Rotem Ruff
This talk is the second in the “How Soon is Now?” series that examines the relationship between culture and technology.
The panel will focus on how developments in the media have led to the evolution of contemporary art’s exhibition and distribution. Panelists Annie Fletcher, Eyal Fink, and Hadas Zemer Ben-Ari will focus on how the accessibility of artwork and information in digital space allows viewers to take in artwork from afar, questioning whether physical presence in a gallery space is still necessary.
Each speaker will present their perspective on how art organizations – physical and virtual alike – are developing innovative strategies for exhibition and interpretation, and how institutions re-think their role in mediating contemporary culture.
Annie Fletcher – Curator, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Eyal Fink – Senior Engineer, Google Israel
Hadas Zemer Ben-Ari – Independent Experience Designer & Curator
Annie Fletcher is a Curator of Exhibitions at the Vanabbemuseum, Eindhoven and a tutor at De Appel, Amsterdam. Among her other projects she was co-founder and co-director of the rolling curatorial platform If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution with Frederique Bergholtz (2005-10). As a writer she has contributed to various magazines including Afterall and Metropolis M.
Eyal Fink focuses on making art and historical stories freely and easily available online. As a Senior Engineer at Google, Fink has laid the foundations for the Google Cultural Institute in Paris as well as Google’s projects with various cultural organizations and archives, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, Holocaust Image Archive, and Nelson Mandela’s Stories.
Hadas Zemer Ben-Ari
Hadas Zemer Ben-Ari is a freelance experience designer and curator, working closely with the Vanabbemsueum, Eindhoven since 2007. Her work focuses on adapting artistic concepts into an intricate yet accessible experience for cultural institutions, with special attention paid to the development of alternative information structures. As a curator and experience designer, Zemer Ben-Ari investigates the changes in mediation and experience at the museum of the 21st century.
This event is supported in part by KunstenIsrael