N.ZHU




THE MUSEUM OF VIRTUAL ART





NICHOLAS ZHU . MICHAEL BORDLEE

JOIN/SUPPORT MOVA

MOVA is an application that requires a computer, the machine that reforms the distinguishability and (in)stabilities of the technological, social, and individual.

Like all attempts to inject a distributed, democratic aspect into the often criticized spatiotemporal and socioeconomic limitations of the institutional display and curation of art, MOVA seeks to widen the ability of audiences to experience a curated collection without having to pay, move, or suppress themselves into the architectural standards of physical galleries and museums worldwide.

The mission of MOVA extends beyond the reach of a post-Fried ambition towards the sterile, autonomous art that has dominated Western discourse, arguably leaving an irreversible lineage of minoritarian-proof traditions in the contemporary academic, intellectual, and artistic spheres.

The mission of MOVA is to open up the possibilities, not only of viewership, but of production to the public communities. This is an act of sociocultural destabilization, as well as (and primarily) a demonstration of the socioeconomic power of the machine in which the entirety of MOVA was produced and can be viewed: the personal computer.

In this sense both viewership and curation are elevated from suppositions of taste and value, previously determined by small, centralized networks, to that of a decentralized platform in which an inclusive community of artists determines the outcome. The designer of the museum in this case serves only as a mediator and laborer, to take all aspects that once were outsourced to construction/audiovisual/transportation contractors (the working class) and merge them with the powers of curation (the upper class). In this sense the protocol of future museums relies on the following rules:

1. All artwork submitted in the correct format in the given span of time must be accepted.
2. The museum must be free of charge and made to be compatible with common operating systems.
3. All decisions that effect the museum’s functions and politics will be made via democratic voting by participating artists.

For future iterations of MOVA (if this idea even has an impact lol) I would highly recommend that all discussions remain public and that the MOVA name be used only as a prefix to the given community, location, or otherwise purpose of its edition (ex. MOVA 2, MOVA NYC, MOVA POC, etc.).

This is for the sake of reminding that MOVA is a form designed to be determined by the community that produces it.



CATALOG


WINDOWS
MAC
VR