DJ Curator


An educational programme from the The Role of Art / Roles in Art course catalogue for the BIG BANG DATA exhibition

 

the “curator” role


Do you know some curator? Do you know what he or she does? Some may think that a curator is a social worker who helps people in need. Yes, that’s also true. But in this case we’re thinking of a curator of art. In classical museums, a curator’s task is to care for a collection – from checking the condition of individual works to its conceptual enlargement. When it comes to contemporary art galleries, his or her primary task is to help artists present their works to viewers.

At the same time, a trend is appearing in these centres where a curator creates an exhibition that aside form works of art also presents viewers some theme that goes beyond the world of art. Thanks to this, not only can we go see an exhibition on democracy, on racism, on feminism, or on propaganda, but “data” can also become the subject of an exhibition. How does such a curator come to grips with this abstract topic based on the binary principle of ones and zeroes? What exactly is “data”?

In the case of a “thematic exhibition” a curator selects not only artists but also information that he or she then presents to us in the exhibition. In this way he or she plays a game with us: how to differentiate between what is and isn’t art. At the same he or she also shows us how one can “curate” information. 


In a digital environment, curators of information have an essential role – they are guides that help us orient ourselves in an environment of constantly growing quantities of information. How are they doing? Try out the DJ Curator programme and let a DOX Centre instructor show you who a curator is, why a DJ, and what it means when we say someone curates information. From the installation of paintings and statues in a museum we thus move to the organization of data and information in a virtual space. Come with us to the doorstep of the digital world and think with us about who is helping you and curating your surfing of the internet


This educational programme is adapted to the age of the group and contains appropriate creative activities, reflective dialogue, use of multimedia technology, and more.

We recommend including this programme into Art, Social Studies/Social Science Basics, Czech, Media Studies

Programme length: 90 - 120 min

Target group: Elementary, Junior High, and Senior High School students, special-interest groups

Price: 400 CZK/group (500 CZK/group in English) + exhibition admission

Exhibition admission: 40 CZK/student (accompanying teachers free of charge)

This educational programme must be ordered at least two weeks prior to the requested date.

Reservations and other information: skoly@dox.cz, 295 568 104
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