How to Curate Video Art Exhibitions
Jul 30, 20233 min read
How to Curate Video Art Exhibitions
  1. Conceptualize the Theme: Start by deciding on the theme or concept of the exhibition. This will guide your selection of artists and works, as well as the design and layout of the exhibition.
  2. Research: Look for video artists whose work aligns with your theme. Research their background, previous works, and the techniques they use. This will help you understand their work better and how it fits into your exhibition.
  3. Selection of Works: Choose the works that you want to include in the exhibition. Consider how each work contributes to the overall theme and how they interact with each other.
  4. Contact Artists: Reach out to the artists whose works you want to feature. Discuss your concept and see if they are interested in participating.
  5. Plan the Layout: Decide how you want to arrange the works in the exhibition space. Consider the flow of the exhibition, the viewing experience, and how each work interacts with the space.
  6. Technical Considerations: Video art often requires specific technical equipment like projectors, screens, speakers, etc. Make sure you have all the necessary equipment and that it is properly installed and functioning.
  7. Promotion: Create a marketing plan to promote the exhibition. This could include press releases, social media promotion, invitations to influencers and art critics, etc.
  8. Installation: Install the works in the exhibition space. This may involve working with technicians or the artists themselves to ensure everything is set up correctly.
  9. Opening: Plan an opening event to launch the exhibition. This is a great opportunity to invite press, art critics, and potential buyers.
  10. Maintenance: Throughout the exhibition, make sure all the equipment is functioning properly and the exhibition space is kept clean and inviting.
  11. Deinstallation: Once the exhibition is over, carefully deinstall the works and return them to the artists or their representatives.

Remember, curating a video art exhibition is not just about selecting works, but also about creating a cohesive and engaging viewing experience.