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Google opens online contemporary art exhibit

Sun, Oct. 8, 2017
CAIRO – 8 October 2017: Tech giant Google’s cultural institute has recently unveiled an online contemporary art exhibit, aimed at educating the public, showcasing artists and clearing up misconceptions on what contemporary art is.

In collaboration with over 160 institutions such as the “Modern Art Oxford” and “

The Hepworth Wakefield,

” Google’s contemporary art page features various editorials and articles that go both in depth and in brief about the complexities of contemporary art.

Other mediums include videos and incredibly high-resolution “gigapixel” images so large, they allow the reader to view works of art as if they were there in real life.

Visitors can explore numerous aspects of contemporary art directly, from viewing pieces, exhibits and galleries to learning about art movements and themes that shape art, such as social issues and environmental concerns. A special Art 101 section uses emojis for a whimsical section that goes through the history of contemporary art.

Whereas most of the modern art world is considered impenetrable to the “simple masses,” Google’s exhibition aims to simplify and encourage education about art.
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