@ at MoMA

Das New Yorker Museum of Modern Art hat das @-Zeichen seiner Sammlung hinzugefügt. Ich gehe sehr davon aus, dass das hier das erste non-physische Exponat in Form eines Zeichens ist, also, der Idee eines Zeichens, das erste Mem quasi, das einer Museums-Sammlung hinzugefügt wurde.

The acquisition of @ takes one more step. It relies on the assumption that physical possession of an object as a requirement for an acquisition is no longer necessary, and therefore it sets curators free to tag the world and acknowledge things that “cannot be had”—because they are too big (buildings, Boeing 747’s, satellites), or because they are in the air and belong to everybody and to no one, like the @—as art objects befitting MoMA’s collection. The same criteria of quality, relevance, and overall excellence shared by all objects in MoMA’s collection also apply to these entities.

@ at MoMA (via Swissmiss)