“Not a Photo” looks at the way artists are using photography today, not as a final product but rather as a tool or step in a multi-media process. As photography has moved away from it’s original scope of documentation, verisimilitude or just communicating a moment in life after the fact, it has now taken on many new roles. Everyone is now an amateur photographer wielding iPhones that take pretty excellent photographs qua photographs, so to reflect on life today an artist might need to go past this easy documentary use. The ubiquity and comprehensiveness of digital imaging makes it hard to exhibit a digital image that interests; perhaps impossible. But the functionality of a digital image opens up the field of art across media to a new range of opportunities and concerns. Read more HERE.
Welcome to the first museum that reacts to emotions—and turns them into art.
Is New York feeling exhilarated, calm, optimistic? The Museum’s exterior changes color to reflect the the mood of the city by scraping social media and other real-time data.
Each installation invites emotional interaction. Touch, feel, play, listen, imagine and breathe. Step into the first kaleidoscope controlled by emotion. Float through the feeling of calm on a lavender cloud. Use your own biometric data to create a MoodLens—or unique emotional selfie—and match it with a perfect custom fragrance. Read More Here.
That cats “rule the Internet” is an undisputed truism. Internet users have created and viewed millions of images and videos of cats, delighting in media that dwell on the cat’s many paradoxes: its independence and powerlessness, its curiosity and indifference, its human qualities and sheer inscrutability. Read more at the Museum of the Moving Image.
Running against the modernist grain, this group exhibition fuses satire with sincerity by pulling material and reconstructing it's purpose.