Digital Revolution: Exhibition examines how technology is changing the arts

08 : 07 : 2014 Barbican Centre : Culture : Digital

London – An exhibition at London arts hub the Barbican Centre explores how the digital age has transformed the creative arts since the 1970s.

Digital Revolution exhibition at the Barbican Centre Digital Revolution exhibition at the Barbican Centre
Digital Revolution exhibition at the Barbican Centre
Digital Revolution exhibition at the Barbican Centre Digital Revolution exhibition at the Barbican Centre

London’s Barbican Centre this month opened Digital Revolution, an immersive exhibition of art, design, music and video games. The show, which will run until 14 September, promises to be ‘the most comprehensive presentation of digital creativity ever to be staged in the UK’, according to the Barbican website.

The exhibition is a medley of one-off commissions and interactive, immersive, physical and virtual events.

The Barbican is continuing its tradition of championing pioneering art forms by considering processes such as creative coding, and the artistic potential of augmented reality, artificial intelligence, wearables and 3D printing.

The show will feature original works and collaborations from artists such as Will.i.am, Björk and Yuri Suzuki, as well as a collaboration with digital powerhouse Google. The team behind the feature film Inception will be present, as will leading game developers.

Galleries and museums need to embrace the digital landscape in order to continue to attract, and engage with, new audiences. To see how other public institutions are collaborating with digital partners to enhance the visitor’s experience, watch our Big Idea interview. 

 

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