Virtual Exhibitions: Digital Spaces, Open Possibilities

Magali Duzant, Lens Culture, January 18, 2021

Early this fall, I went online and reserved my ticket to an exhibition a week in advance. Seven days later confirming my ticket time, I stepped in front of a temperature scanner, slid my bag under a window to be searched and proceeded to have my ticket scanned by a person wearing a face shield. I pumped antibacterial gel into my hand, downloaded a QR scanner app, and was ready to view a show. The entire experience felt strange and disorienting. Upon returning home later that day I went online and clicked back through the show on the museum's site; the experience felt lighter, less cumbersome. I found myself wondering: should I have just looked at the work online to begin with?


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