Institutional Contexts, programme

Two days of discussions with curators and institutional experts of photography and post-photography. The participants explored the histories of the concept as well as current practices and problems.

Monday 29th April, Curating Post-Photography: Histories & Institutional Contexts

Welcome, Irene de Mendoza (Foto Colectania)
Introduction to the workshop and the research, Dr Wolfgang Brückle & Katrina Sluis.

Presentations by:
– Paul Wombell (Independent Curator)
– Irene Mendoza (Foto Colectania)
– Clare Grafik (The Photographers’ Gallery)
– Marco De Mutiis (Fotomuseum Winterthur)

Tuesday 30th April, Curating Post-Photography: Practices & Provocations

Presentations by:
– Jon Uriate (Foto Colectania)
– Marta Ponsa (Jeu de Paume)
– Catherine Troilano (V&A)
– Doris Gassert (Fotomuseum Winerthur)
– Susanne Østby Sæther (Henie Onstad Kunstsenter)

Artificial “Artificial Imaginations”

How should the photographic image be valued, preserved and interpreted in the post-digital age? Public event with Mario Santamaría and Jara Rocha in conversation with Katrina Sluis.

Tuesday 30th April, 7:00 – 8:30pm, Foto Colectania, Barcelona

How should the photographic image be valued, preserved and interpreted in the post-digital age? Mario Santamaría and Jara Rocha join Katrina Sluis in a conversation to address the implications of photography curatorship at a time when digital images are increasingly fugitive, ubiquitous and conserved in computer platforms.

The iMet Collection 2019 Challenge Dataset

“Existing computer vision technologies in artwork recognition focus mainly on instance retrieval or coarse-grained attribute classification. In this work, we present a novel dataset for fine-grained artwork attribute recognition. The images in the dataset are professional photographs of classic artworks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and annotations are curated and verified by world-class museum experts. In addition, we also present the iMet Collection 2019 Challenge as part of the FGVC6 workshop. Through the competition, we aim to spur the enthusiasm of the fine-grained visual recognition research community and advance the state-of-the-art in digital curation of museum collections.”

The museum as a fine-grained visual categorisation dataset …

Read The iMet Collection 2019 Challenge Dataset by Chenyang Zhang, Christine Kaeser-Chen, Grace Vesom, Jennie Choi, Maria Kessler, Serge Belongie

Google Images view on Curating Social Media vs Curating Contemporary Art

Searching for “Curating Social Media” and “Curating Contemporary Art” leads to two different sets of images. Hard to find any intersection. Strategy, schemas, symbols, pie charts and diagrams versus white cube installation views documented with photographs (scrolling further down leads to famous curators and books).