It is getting harder and harder to be a “first” in the Miami art world. Just last year, a museum devoted to Instagram-friendly ice cream and a bankrupt casino replicated on the sand of Miami Beach both rolled through town. But when it opens on November 15, Artechouse, a new digital art gallery, will be in a category of its own in this city.
That’s because the gallery will showcase an exclusive collection of interactive digital art when it opens in South Beach (736 Collins Ave, Miami Beach) just in time for Art Basel. Artechouse eschews the old school paint and canvas and instead aims to highlight “experiential and technology-driven” work. This will be the third Artechouse location. The other two other are open in Washington, D.C., and New Mexico.
The gallery’s opening exhibit will be XYZT: Abstract Landscapes by French digital artists Adrien M and Claire B. The exhibit features ten different digital works that respond uniquely to the viewer’s touch and movement. Floors will light up with your footsteps and you’ll be able to manipulate light with a wave of your hand. Feel free to shout, “I am lord of the machines!” as you do so.
Artechouse is scheduled to open November 15 and is yet another step in our inevitable journey towards living inside one giant computer.
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