Exhibition Spaces & Virtual Worlds

There’s an interesting interview with gallery curator Hans Ulrich Obrist over at Edge.org, in which he talks about the future for art exhibition spaces. He never actually mentions Second Life, but I found myself reading it and mentally inserting the phrase at the appropriate points. I’m sure you will do too.

Here’s a couple of quotes to whet your appetite…..

“These are exhibitions which are not material, but which are more virtual, virtual in the sense of them always being able to be reactualized. They can be revisited and reactualized and updated, and they are also not related to a place. The exhibition can go to where the viewer is. Anybody in the world can download these formulas and pin them on the wall, or they can do their own and trigger their own formulas. We are in the very early days of understanding how the Internet can be used for exhibitions.”

“Exhibitions can push the radical, experimental solutions because they are not permanent. I think that is why very often exhibitions are an interesting “laboratory” for architecture. It is not by coincidence that pavilions and exhibition designs were the contexts for a lot of inventions in architecture, because it is not the rigid thing of a permanent structure, but an ephemeral structure where an architect can really play, and can experiment.

Read the full article & watch the video at……
http://www.edge.org:80/documents/archive/edge244.html

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~ by slconceptual on May 16, 2008.

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