Museum of Modern Art
Press Start: Museum of Modern Art to Showcase Video Game Collection
To all those people who scoff at video games and see them as nothing but wastes of time and a way to lose brain cells, here's some well-deserved egg on your face: By March 2013, The Museum of Modern Art is planning to present a gallery showcasing select video games that have left an indelible mark on popular culture in addition to other qualities that make them artistic pieces in their own right. At last, someone out there has discerning taste!Read on...
The Building Made from Thousands of Books
Slovakian-born artist Matej Kren designed this dizzying structure made of thousands of books as an installation for Bologna's Museum of Modern Art.
Titled Scanner, the narrowness of the piece, which is large enough for people to walk through and which is lined with mirrors, is meant to "evoke a sensation of sublime terror, an alteration referring to a puzzling infinity itself created to destabilize conventional spatial habits. Mirrors become an instrument to create illusion and, at the same time, to unmask it. Since the public can easily see themselves reflected in a false infinite – thus discovering the illusion – the problem becomes the latency of perception."Read on...