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„the digital art museum“

 

the digital and analogue worlds can no longer be separated from each other. we are in a transitional period in which we can't actually deal with the keyword of digitalisation yet. how can we create experience? the topic of digitalisation is an interface. it's about exchange, about learning from each other. how can science, art, business and technology, all of that, be connected with each other? how can new ideas emerge? we can't even keep up with the mind, as fast as things develop themselves, decentralised, uncontrolled. so now every sector, every area of society that existed before and will continue to exist, has a problem. what does that actually mean for us now? what would be a good use of all this idea? what would be one that doesn't lead away from the works of art but towards them? museums should see themselves as museums for everyone. this mistake must not be made, the masses must not be denied what was always the point of art for the elites: sensual perception. so it doesn't make sense to say, in terms of museum education: the museum for everyone, works of art for everyone. if you put a wikipedia entry next to a caravaggio painting, it certainly wouldn't be. that wouldn't be an adequate experience of art. the great chance of digitisation is its unlimited availability. it is its usability, unbound by time or place. and above all, the aggregation of other stocks of knowledge that you can bring into your own. It is without a doubt the case that digitalisation has brought art out of its ivory tower, at the latest since the corona pandemic. today, digital offerings make it possible for almost everyone to access art. here, a true democratisation of the elite has taken place. digitalisation thus contributes to the unification of society and can thus be an element of hierarchy reduction and inclusion.