May 23, 2024

Curating on the Web: Interfering with the assumptions of networked platforms and interfaces

January 13 – 14, 2022.



A professional development seminar.

January 13, 2022.
08:00am – 12:00pm (GMT) / 09:00am – 01:00pm (CET).

January 14, 2022.
08:00am – 12:00pm (GMT) / 09:00am – 01:00pm (CET).


Curating on the Web: Interfering with the assumptions of networked platforms and interfaces focuses on curatorial strategies in the online environment, and the way they respond to the hypermassification of the web by interfering with the assumptions and mechanisms of the platforms, interfaces and services of today’s network.

Considering that the web has progressively become dominated by the logic of commerce, and the relationship between the online and offline spheres have become increasingly blurred yet entangled, the seminar aims to explore the following questions:

– How do we understand curating in the online environment today?

– What does it mean to interfere with web platforms, services and interfaces, and their logic?

– How does this allow curators to create different modes for displaying art, engaging with audiences, and opening up a reflection on our relationship with digital technology?

While exploring these questions through presentations by artists, curators and researchers (Rebecca Birch & Rob Smith of Field Broadcast, Constant Dullaart & Tereza Havlíková of, Sebastian Schmieg of Gallery.Delivery, and researchers Annet Dekker and Gaia Tedone), the seminar will also open up a discussion about the legacy of such projects, and the methods curators may adopt for researching and archiving work that takes place in the ever-changing landscape of the web. Discussions will accompany the presentations, and a collaborative exercise will conclude the seminar.

The seminar is open to practitioners, researchers and students with an interest in digital curation and digital culture.


Places on the seminar are free, but limited. To book a space please register here.


The seminar is organised by Marialaura Ghidini (Visiting Research Fellow, 2021) and in partnership with Exhibition Research Lab.
The project is supported by the Italian Council (9th Edition, 2020), programme to promote Italian contemporary art in the world by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture.
Nation25 is the project’s media partner.


A recording of the first day of the seminar can be found below: