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  • Think tank: Media in the Expanded Field

    Fundación Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido – Mexico, July 2016
    The think tank Media in the Expanded Field is an example of the sustained research and development that underpins our activities. It represented the second stage of a project initiated in February 2015, which took the form of roundtable on the uses of technology in contemporary art. As a result, a brief text was compiled to reach out to a broad audience of professionals from different countries and institutions, establishing the basis for the development of the think tank. Media in the Expanded Field took place at Fundación Casa Wabi, Mexico, in July 2016, gathering an international group of artists, curators and academics who were invited to expand and deepen the discussion on the impact of technology on art institutions. The event was preceded by extensive conversations and contributions from further specialists shared on the online platform MEF Site. The findings and outcomes of the think tank were presented to the wider public through the Report Art Institutions of the 21st Century launched in December 2016.


    Think tank Participants:
    Douglas Coupland, Novelist, Visual Artist, Vancouver, Canada.
    Beryl Graham, Research Professor, University of Sunderland.
    Hanna Hölling, Art Historian and Conservation Scholar, University College London.
    Doris Krystof, Curator, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf.
    Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho, Installation and Video Artists, Seoul, South Korea.
    Petra Lange-Berndt, Chair of Modern and Contemporary Art, Hamburg University.
    Miriam La Rosa, Researcher, Museologist and Independent Curator, London.
    Pip Laurenson, Head of Collection Care Research at Tate, London.
    Li Zhenhua, Writer, Curator, Artist, Zurich, Shanghai and Beijing.
    Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Media Artist, Montreal.
    Sebastien Montabonel, Curator, Publisher, and Founder Montabonel & Partners, London.
    Jane Morris, Editor at Large, The Art Newspaper, London.
    Nicolas de Oliveira, Writer, Curator, Head of Curatorial Studies, London Metropolitan University.
    Nicola Oxley, Writer and Curator, London.
    Benjamin Weil, Artistic Director Centro Botín, Santander.

    Further contributors to MEF Site:

    David Price, Artist and Writer.
    Domenico Quaranta, Contemporary Art Critic, Curator and Artistic Director, Link Center for the Arts of the Information Age, Brescia.
    Nuno Faleiro Rodrigues, Lecturer of Critical Studies, Escola Superior Artística do Porto and Fellow Researcher, Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo.
    Mariana Roquette Teixeira, PhD Researcher, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
    Tanya Tikhnenko, Director and Partner, Montabonel & Partners, London.
    Nayia Yiakoumaki, Curator Archive Gallery & Project Manager Neon Curatorial Exchange and Award, Whitechapel Gallery, London.