MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design has acquired the @ symbol into its collection.
Read the interesting write-up by Paola Antonelli over on the MoMA Blog.
When I read this, I felt ackward.
When we acknowledge we live in a world where virtual, unmaterial things have so much relevance we need to celebrate them somehow, do we try and make this new elements fit into an old system (museum acquisitions and classifications);
or do we revise if the old systems are still relevant in our current society?
I think there have been many voices claiming the expansion of the “curatorial” sphere into the streets and the virtual platforms. When the MOMA feels they need to celebrate the symbol @, maybe it’s about time we look into growing our conceptualization of what is art and how it becomes officially so.
Interested in sponsoring a week of my RSS Feed? Click here to learn more.
Thank you for subscribing to our daily updates. We promise not to use your e-mail address for any other reason. You can unsubscribe at any time.