The Open Museum Net.Art @ The Irish Museum of Modern Art
As the museum of modern art confronts the reality of works produced in
digital media, it must meet yet another challenge to the integrity and
logic of its method of presenting art. Throughout the past century, the
museum's traditional role as the framer of single and valuable objects
has been challenged by artists who embrace technologies of mass reproduction,
who appropriate everyday objects, or who create ephemeral work. Consequently,
the institution has had to continually find new means of maintaining its
control, value, and identity. If we accept the idea that a museum is an
institution that enhances and, some might even say, creates art by framing
objects and images, then the museum must respond to digital artists who
demand new ways of framing their work.
Finally the work is shown in the order in which it was submitted there is no significance in the positioning of any project on the page, I also recommend using the randomiser to view projects randomly.
Director of Virtual Curating Irish Museum of Modern Art
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