If you’ve every been to the Museum of Modern Art in NYC you know how overwhelming it can be to take in their entire collection. This video posted by chrspck takes an interesting approach to the museum experience. He photographed every piece on display and compiled them into this 2 minute video. It’s pretty lo-fi but done well enough, with the aid of an airy piano soundtrack, to make you experience the art a little differently. Instead of slowly, thoughtfully meandering through gallery after gallery you are forced to react to each piece much more quickly, until they all begin to merge into a new work entirely. I found my thoughts weren’t directed toward any one piece in particular, like while standing in front of the piece, instead I was thinking of how the collection worked as a whole. It was almost a study on MoMA’s curation. Which made me wonder why the MoMA hasn’t already done something like this. Something more deliberate, more designed, more MoMA.
REVISION: This video only contains paintings on MoMA’s 4th and 5th floors, not the museum’s entire collection.
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