Presentation Title

Now Try the How and Why

Format of Presentation

Poster to be presented the Friday of the conference

Abstract

Exploration of innovative ways to connect with observers in contemporary curatorial practice is crucial in order to expand localization and education in galleries. The exhibition Now Try How and Why (NTHW) explores the perceptions and connections created toward and through the curation of abstract artworks. By encouraging observers to curate the placement of these artworks through the generation of narratives, this exhibition will offer an alternative to typical visitor contributions and educational activities with its inclusion of an interactive technological aspect, and its opportunity to explore the roles of a curator. This show has a variety of influences from the humanities, spanning philosophy, ethics, educational models, stories and literature theory. When NTWH is presented in April 2020 in Thompson Rivers University’s Graduating BFA exhibition it will seek to answer questions posed in the gallery community, where presently art galleries are updating their practices and possibilities of curating and improving their public spaces through interactive exhibitions that strive to develop stronger and more inclusive educational and socio-cultural space for visitors. This research intends to predict the future of these institutions; it is of interactive and educational importance to remain inclusive and open to all kinds of knowledge.

Department

Visual and Performing Arts

Faculty Advisor

Donald Lawrence

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Now Try the How and Why

Exploration of innovative ways to connect with observers in contemporary curatorial practice is crucial in order to expand localization and education in galleries. The exhibition Now Try How and Why (NTHW) explores the perceptions and connections created toward and through the curation of abstract artworks. By encouraging observers to curate the placement of these artworks through the generation of narratives, this exhibition will offer an alternative to typical visitor contributions and educational activities with its inclusion of an interactive technological aspect, and its opportunity to explore the roles of a curator. This show has a variety of influences from the humanities, spanning philosophy, ethics, educational models, stories and literature theory. When NTWH is presented in April 2020 in Thompson Rivers University’s Graduating BFA exhibition it will seek to answer questions posed in the gallery community, where presently art galleries are updating their practices and possibilities of curating and improving their public spaces through interactive exhibitions that strive to develop stronger and more inclusive educational and socio-cultural space for visitors. This research intends to predict the future of these institutions; it is of interactive and educational importance to remain inclusive and open to all kinds of knowledge.