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Photo: Liquid Architecture 2016, Bryan Spencer / Marek Rygelski

Experimenta Social #11:
Curing Media - The Curator

Wed 9 Aug 2017, 6PM – 8:30PM

How do slippery art forms such as video gaming, contemporary music composition and performance art find their audiences? How do living forms become solid and thus become able to be represented? What are the challenges facing forward-looking curators to place contemporary cultural works in the canon? What role does a cultural gate-keeper play in the internet age of what’s been called the ‘amateurisation of everything’.

Serena Bentley (ACMI, ex-NGV) and Joel Stern (Liquid Architecture) join Experimenta Social #11 to discuss some recent case studies in their curatorial careers and to pry open the decision making that goes into their organisational methodologies.


This event was curated by Emile Zile.

This project is supported by the Besen Family Foundation and the City of Melbourne, and presented in conjunction with ACMIx.

About the Speakers

Serena Bentley

Serena Bentley


Joel Stern

Joel Stern

Liquid Architecture