MEDIA ARTISTS CONFRONT AN OLD PROBLEM: MUSEUMS LACKING TECHNICAL SAVVY


Sarah Rothberg:Memory/Place: My House, 2014–15, VR installation. At Bitforms Gallery, New York.

"In the winter of 2017, I was visiting the Stedelijk Museum with net art pioneer Jan Robert Leegte to see an exhibition of recent acquisitions. He was excited to show me his influential work Scrollbar Composition (2000). After winding through pristinely lit galleries filled with impressive paintings and sculptures, we arrived at a rather modest, dimly lit room where a series of browser-based works were shown in touch-screen vitrines. I noticed Leegte’s expression of pride deflate into one of frustration.


I looked down at the screen. Instead of Leegte’s work I saw google.com, logged into someone’s personal Google account, running on a contemporary browser instead of the modified version of Internet Explorer the work was made for. We had a gallery attendant call someone to rectify the situation, but Leegte worried this would happen again." By Nicholas O'Brien The rest of the article can be found on the link.



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