Travel The World Of Contemporary Design Without Leaving Your Home

Many people around the globe have had to put on hold their daily routines due to current circumstances, and stay home. Consequently, where contemporary design is traditionally celebrated, many of the more important fairs have been delayed or canceled. However, in these challenging times, the most brilliant minds are called to action. Digital design exhibitions are being created by some of the most amazing museums and art galleries of contemporary design to take visitors on a design journey like nothing they have seen before.

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Online viewings first began taking off in the late 2010s, when powerhouses like David Zwirner and Pace Gallery opened up their online viewing rooms, which required users to register in order to view their Koons and Hockney works. The number of galleries and museums turning to digital exhibitions to maintain public programming has increased dramatically in recent years.  

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Power Wall, Lehmann Maupin

Installation view, Robin Rhode and Nari Ward, Power Wall

 

Across the world, museums and galleries are offering their contemporary design online for viewers to explore from the comfort of their homes. The art and design worlds include more than just works on view, as well as openings, lectures, fairs, biennials, and galas.  

 

Hope & Togetherness, Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Conversation Piece by Sebastian Brajkovic

 

Even as the traditional white-cube art exhibition display remains the most refined and delicately mute backdrop to honor an artist in person, the global health crisis has prompted an inevitable alternative, with gallerists and curators discovering the possibilities of limitless space and accessibility that enclosed interiors inherently lack.  

 

Atelier-E.B.: Passer-by, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Installation view, Atelier-E.B.: Passer-by. Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2020.

 

Increasingly, both commercial and non-profit sector companies are investing in online programming that pushes the creative and technological limits of contemporary design virtual presence.

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Material Matters, Pace Gallery

Untitled (2015), Lee Ufan.

 

Art, history, and science can be learned from the British Museum in London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Guggenheim in New York City, and literally hundreds of other places. Now, you can see famous museums while never having to get up from your couch.

 

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