|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 Id thought extremely coherent in order to show digital art.
The alternative 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. 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 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 to download the widget version for the Mac-osx dashboard. Past exhibitions: PDF: WAG video presentation . The WAG was exhibited/presented worldwide, most important: at Media Art History - Renew13 interviewed on Rhizome on El Pais on Furtherfield on Turbulence on Artribune on Arshake on Viewpoint Feature, on Gizmodo on Il Sole24ore The WAG won the eContentAward-WASA
The WAG is licensed under the Creative Commons at
Untitled_(WAG) by Susana Mendes Silva. July 12 - Aug. 12 2014
It is an artwork that enquiries you about your own expectations as an art viewer. It was specifically conceived for the classic white gallery space of the WAG and intends to address you in an intimate way.
Susana Mendes Silva's work incorporates elements of research and archival practice that leads to the creation of works whose historical and political references become visible as exhibitions, actions and performances that employ a wide variety of media. Her universe considers and reframes different social contexts without ever losing track of the individual's uniqueness. Her psychological intimacy and her voice are often the means for the diffusion and reception of poetic and political messages that call upon them. Artist website.