6th foxhole meeting

The 6th foxhole meeting is here in time for spring! foxhole meetings aspire to assist independent curators and self-organized entities; the project is interested in creating and supporting its own safe zone or “foxhole” of self-sufficiency in Stockholm.

In 1998, Charles Traub and Jonathan Lipkin published the essay “If We Are Digital” in Leonardo magazine. It describes a creative interlocutor, a term which resonated deeply with the kind of work Jen Lindblad pursues. Combining interests in art, design, poetry, fashion, technology and writing, and often serving as translator between two or more of the aforementioned cultures, Lindblad is sometimes left wondering if what she is doing is indeed curating. Is it curating just because she’s been trained as a curator? Does hosting a project online make it an online project? Does collaborating on a project make it truly collaborative?

Lindblad will begin by addressing her Masters thesis “Engaging Through Technology: Exploring Digital Strategies of Art Museums.” This essay formed the beginnings of her online project, which she (in homage to Traub & Lipkin) entitled If We Are Digital. IWAD is a discursive platform aimed at lifting up conversations about art, technology and audience engagement. Lindblad will also address current collaborative projects on Pinterest (Curator Attire) and Tumblr (Dear Tess,) as well as forthcoming seed-stage endeavors including a podcast (ArtMine) and a new reading circle (The Curators’ Book Group).

After graduating from her previous set of collaborators and network during Lindblad’s MA, she hopes to brainstorm with new individuals on future possibilities for working curatorially with other web platforms and, perhaps, spend time with a question she struggles with: can curating be casual, funny—or even fun?

Foxhole Meeting #6

Date: Monday, 04.22, 2013
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Minibar Artist Space
Address: Hälsingegatan 33, 113 31 Stockholm
T-bana: Odenplan / S:t Eriksplan

7 – 7:30 pm: introductions / networking
7:30 – 8 pm: Jen Lindblad’s presentation + Q&A
8 – 9 pm: explore digital collaboration possibilities

Note: All meetings are open to the general public.

April’s Invited Speaker

Jen Lindblad is a Stockholm-based, New York-bred arts writer and curator. A graduate of Smith College and Stockholm University‘s International Master Program in Curating Art, she has been a longtime staff writer and editor at Art Observed and contributor to BOMB Magazine. To pay the bills, Jen dabbles in translation and copywriting, but her true passions are museum education, social media and digital technologies. Inspired by an internship at SFMOMA, Jen founded If We Are Digital, an ongoing series of Skype interviews conducted with art world professionals regarding the question: as the art world becomes increasingly globalized and digitized, how can, do and should we engage with art online? The casual nature of the chats seeks to provide a type of knowledge exchange, a curatorial method with which she most closely aligns.

Image: Ifwearedigital.com

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