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The Widget Art Gallery, web-based App for IPhone, IPad, and Mac-osx Dashboard.


The WAG is a virtual display environment that exists on IDevices I've thought extremely coherent in order to show digital art.
The alternative wag to physical space comes when I’ve realized that the concept of possession has given way to the access. So was born the idea of having an exhibition space available always and everywhere. Due to our needs that seem to be increasingly handheld, WAG was born on 2009. The Widget Art Gallery is a mini 3-D, single art gallery room that fits into people’s pocket. The virtual gallery-room, every month, directly on people’s mobile, hosts a solo digital art exhibition related and inspired to the dynamic site-specific contest. wag So, the WAG works both as a sort of kunsthall showing temporary exhibitions and as a permanent collection museum because it conserves all the past exhibitions inside an online archive.
For IPhone and IPod touch just copy this url http://www.chiarapassa.it/wag/mobile/ in Safari and choose: “add to home” and the WAG's icon wag will be saved on your IPhone. Do the same for IPad and IPad mini, but paste this other URL: http://www.chiarapassa.it/wagipad/mobile/
Or click wag to download the widget version for the Mac-osx dashboard. Past exhibitions: wag PDF: wagWAG video presentation wag . The WAG was exhibited/presented worldwide, most important: at Media Art History - Renew13 wag interviewed on Rhizome wagon El Pais wag on Furtherfield wag on Turbulence wag on Artribune wag on Arshake wag on Viewpoint Feature, on Gizmodo on Il Sole24ore The WAG won the eContentAward-WASA wag
The WAG is licensed under the Creative Commons at wag



Current Exhibition

"Popping Pillflowers" by Lynne Heller. Sept. 12 - Oct. 12 2014.

The Pillflower Project consists of scanned images of pills and tablets, digitally manipulated into flowerlike Mandelas. Happiness can seemingly be produced through the use of modern pharmaceuticals; not only by taking them, but also by the magnetism of their colorful and candy-like appeal. The omni-presence of pills and drugs is augmented by practices of self-medication, evidenced through a pill-popping society that is continually fed ubiquitous promotion and marketing advertisements that ‘legitimate’ and ‘illicit’ the supposed need. Artist's website.