Museums at the Post-Digital Turn
“The web is no longer a virtual zone, an alternative to reality, as it was defined for a long time, but a concrete place in its own right, an extension of the world, an actual dimension on par with the other spaces in which we live. This condition has influenced every sector of artistic production, not just new media art or other specialized fields. Nowadays, every medium appears to have been transformed by the existence of the internet and the possibilities offered by digital technology, and inevitably this condition has influenced not only our ways of working but also exhibition spaces themselves, museum first and foremost, substantially affecting the forms in which art is conceived, created, and enjoyed.”—Lorenzo Giusti
The reader is a curated collection of essays by art critics, philosophers, curators, designers, researchers and conservators, whose considerations address the transformations in the contemporary landscape of fruition and production of art.
Museums at the post-digital turn is named after an international symposium organized by AMACI (the Association of Italian Contemporary Museums and OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni).
December 9, 2017