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The Widget Art Gallery, web-based App cross-plattform.


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 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, conserving all the past exhibitions inside an online archive. The WAG is a web app cross-device and platform http://www.chiarapassa.it/wag/ “add to home” the WAG's icon wag it will be saved on your device. Or click wag to download the widget version for the Mac-osx dashboard. Past exhibitions wag WAG 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

"The skin" by Alison Bennett, Oct. 16 - Nov. 16 2014

Alison Bennett is an artist working in photography and digital media currently completing a ‘creative practice as research’ PhD project at Deakin University. Her research is framed by a question about the reconstitution of photographic surface within digital media.
The 'skin' of the Widget Art Gallery gave Bennett the opportunity to continue her investigation of surface in digital images in a new way.
The photographic image has shifted from a literal surface – a print – to an interconnected ephemeral surface, a skin-scape: the WAG; reconstituted via screens and code. Bennett was working with detailed images of human skin as a metaphor for surface transformed into an effort to 'see under the hood', to gain insight into how 'surface' operates within digital media. Artist's website.