May 12, 2005

Digerati Vogues, Caught Midcraze

Originally from NYT > Arts, reBlogged by ts

The exhibition at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in Chelsea honors all those videos, e-mail messages and hoaxes that spread like wildfire on the Web.

[read the review, it’s only so/so, but there’s no accounting for taste. the show still comes off sounding great. The reviewer really missed the chance to highlight the fact that these ideas spread without the kind of money and marketing muscle mainstream media provides, and what that says about the potential for the web and art in general. She also, apparently, missed the fact that some of the other people taking in the exhibit around her, who may have influenced her comments on how “cool” it all was, were also part of the show. - tim]