[Humanist] 22.552 Dr Axel Lapp at CRUMB

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Fri Feb 20 08:43:01 CET 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 552.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 16:43:55 +0000
        From: Beryl Graham <beryl.graham at sunderland.ac.uk>
        Subject: International Curatorial Researcher at New Media Research Methods Event

CRUMB Welcomes New International Curatorial Researcher Axel Lapp at New 
Media Research Methods Event

CRUMB, the research centre for curating new media art, are very happy 
to announce the latest appointment in their three-year AHRC-funded 
research project — Axel Lapp will be Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher. 
Axel Lapp will be working with CRUMB on research projects which include 
new media as part of the contemporary arts. His first public appearance 
in his CRUMB role will be at 'Production Through Exhibition' 23rd-24th 
March 2009, an AHRC Collaborative Research Training project symposium 
by CRUMB in collaboration with CultureLab at Newcastle University: 
Further details and booking at: http://dm.ncl.ac.uk/events/ahrc-crt/

Axel Lapp will join the CRUMB team for one year from March 2009. He is 
a leading international curator, art critic, and publisher, with a 
particular interest in systems-based contemporary art. His recent book 
project, for example, explored the work of the Dutch artist Jeanne van 
Heeswijk, whose artwork often involves public participation. The book 
documents her socially engaged artistic practice involving squatted 
buildings, bagel carts, and data mapping which makes explicit parallels 
between data technological networks and social networks.

Dr. Lapp has a PhD in Art History from the University of Manchester, 
and has also studied at Phillips-Universität in Marburg and the 
University of Essex in Colchester. From 1998 to 2000, he was Henry 
Moore Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, working on monuments 
and their theory in the 20th century, and taught in Leeds and at the 
Martin-Luther-Universität in Halle.

Since 2000, he has been living in Berlin, and has curated the work of 
Nick Crowe, Sonia Boyce, Shezad Dawood, Tim Head, Daniel Gustav Cramer, 
Costa Vece, and Bertram Hasenauer, amongst many others, for a variety 
of institutions in Switzerland, Germany and the UK, as well as in his 
own space, Axel Lapp Projects. He has been coordinator of the 
Collectors' Program for Art Forum Berlin, Associate Curator of the 
International Curators Forum, London, and Curator of the Swiss Federal 
Government Residency, Berlin. He is currently Art Review’s Contributing 
Editor for Berlin, and has written on a regular basis for Art Monthly 
and Art in America. He is co-founder and editor of the art publishers 
The Green Box.

Axel Lapp said: 'I’m looking forward to this opportunity to concentrate 
on curatorial research, and to network with CRUMB’s international 
experts on experimental ways of working with new media which have 
relevance across many kinds of current art.'

Further information:




Beryl Graham, Professor of New Media Art
School of Arts, Design, Media and Culture,
University of Sunderland
Ashburne House, Ryhope Road
Tel: +44 191 515 2896
Fax: +44 191 515 2132
Email: beryl.graham at sunderland.ac.uk

CRUMB web resource for new media art curators http://www.crumbweb.org

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