“If you focus on something that’s both spectacular and engaging, you can last for a long, long time” says Jake Barton, founder of the museum consulting firm Local Projects, to the Insider. Yet, what does ‘engaging’ even mean? In a fast-paced world with Netflix, TikTok and an endless flow of information, how can art become innovative and museums become… interesting?
A recent post shared by futurist Pascal Bornet featured the innovative art work of Neil Mendoza at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. This is a project that breaks the traditional ‘Don’t Touch’ boundaries that invites children to interact with classical art pieces. As explained on his website “Mechanical Masterpieces is a collection of paintings reimagined for the 21st century. Optimized for short attention spans, it allows viewers to poke, switch, disco, inflate and water paintings to their heart’s content”.
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