Octopus


Octopus, by Trevor Paglen allows visitors from across the globe to virtually experience the London exhibition through a live web portal connected to cameras placed in the gallery. Online participants can observe visitors experiencing the work in person and can be “present” in the space by streaming their personal webcams on monitors displayed within the exhibition. As art spaces continue to grapple with visitor access in a post-COVID era, Octopus offers a new perspective on virtual engagement in the gallery space

David Byrne’s fake iPhone apps

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David Byrne made a bunch of fake screenshots for iPhone apps that don’t exist. They’ll be in an exhibit called ‘Social Media,’ at The Pace Gallery (510 West 25th Street) from September 16 – October 15:

“The exhibition focuses on contemporary artists exploring public platforms for communication and social networks through an aesthetic and conceptual lens. In an era of increasingly omnipresent new technologies, Social Media examines the impact of these systems as they transform human expression, interaction, and perception.”

Social Media at Pace Gallery

(via Boing Boing)

Photo report: Order and Progress

“Order and Progress is the first Italian solo show by the Dutch artist Rosa Menkman (Arnhem, The Netherlands 1983), curated by Domenico Quaranta at Fabio Paris Art Gallery (Brescia).
The title of the show, inspired by the Brazilian flag (Menkman developed one of the works on show in Brazil, during a residency at the São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound), is an ironic and cynical reference to the ideology behind all technological developments: an ideology that the artist combats with her obsessive exploration of the aesthetic, poetic and cultural consequences of the error.
Menkman’s work focuses on visual artifacts created by accidents in digital media. The visuals she makes are the results of glitches, compressions, feedback and other forms of noise.”

I took some pictures :-)

Demolish the eerie ▼oid from Rosa Menkman on Vimeo.

Every website is a monument

Every website is a monument is the first solo Italian exhibition of Greek artist Angelo Plessas at Gloriamaria Gallery (Milan). In his work Plessas combines animated drawings with domain names to create websites. He treats websites as places where we can imagine and experience objects, the same way we can admire a sculpture in a public space.

More infos here.