At the vanguard of digital art
Digitisation has reached the world of art, and more and more museums are making space for this very 21st-century trend. These are some of the most important museums in which creativity and the latest technologies share space in harmony.
1 Deus Ex Machina at LABoral Centre of Art and Industrial Creation, Gijón
In D3US EX M4CH1NA. Art and Artificial Intelligence the Asturias-based institution explores the union of machinery and deity in an artificial entity to which we give authority. A selection of works by contemporary artists such as Memo Akten, Harold Cohen and Jake Elwes invites the public to reflect on expectations and fears that intelligent machines might know everything there is and predict what will happen.
2 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The first New York museum to organise an exposition of a video artist (Nam June Paik, in 1982) has just placed two augmented reality works, part of Alan Michelson: Wolf Nation, in its lobby.
3 Institute of Contemporary Art, London
Despite its historical tradition, the ICA has renewed its radically progressive vision of cultural production with a programme that is focused on the challenges of the 21st century.
4 Bassins de Lumières, Bordeaux
When it opens on 17 April in a submarine base, this will become the world’s largest digital art centre with monumental exhibitions and projections reflected on the water.
5 ARCOmadrid, Madrid
The contemporary art fair ARCOmadrid will be held from 26 February to 1 March. “Several of the galleries will present digital art works, performances and other non-traditional media. The presence of these forms is well-assimilated as part of the programme, says Maribel López, Arco director. ARCOlisboa, its sister event in Portugal, will take place two months later, from 16 to 19 May.