A+D Museum : Digital Gallery                                                                              

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— Jason Kinsella



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PAGE 1 Democratization of art. Physical limitations of space, resources, and time have made it difficult for galleries to accommodate every artist, regardless of their worthiness to be showcased. The sudden adoption of the digital space enables a gallery to showcase several solo shows simultaneously. This means that more artists to have a platform for exposure, and the public has unfettered access to more art. An appropriate comparison to this evolution is the advent of digital music because it brought down the walls of the music industry ivory tower, and introduced a new democratic frontier to artists and fans alike. To illustrate this point I have filled the virtual A+D Museum and with some of my most recent work.
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Democratization of art. Physical limitations of space, resources, and time have made it difficult for galleries to accommodate every artist, regardless of their worthiness to be showcased. The sudden adoption of the digital space enables a gallery to showcase several solo shows simultaneously. This means that more artists to have a platform for exposure, and the public has unfettered access to more art. An appropriate comparison to this evolution is the advent of digital music because it brought down the walls of the music industry ivory tower, and introduced a new democratic frontier to artists and fans alike. To illustrate this point I have filled the virtual A+D Museum and with some of my most recent work.

JASON KINSELLA
Selected works, 2020
Future of _Space Exhibition at A+D Museum


PAGE 2 JASON KINSELLA Selected works, 2020 Future of _Space Exhibition at A+D Museum
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JASON KINSELLA
Selected works, 2020
Future of _Space Exhibition at A+D Museum





PAGE 3 JASON KINSELLA Ryan, 2019 Future of _Space Exhibition at A+D Museum
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JASON KINSELLA
Ryan, 2019
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JASON KINSELLA
Christian, 2019 (left), Aechje, 2019 (right)
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PAGE 5 Time no longer has meaning. In these times of quarantine, galleries that adapt to the virtual space are able to stay open to the public 24/7. The fact that screen-time has increased parabolically during the Covid-19 lockdown, means that there is a captive audience looking for new valuable experiences in the virtual space. Although people are in self-isolation, they have more freedom and opportunity to visit galleries than ever before. The psychological and educational benefits of this new paradigm are undeniable. As an additional benefit, an artist’s exhibition in the virtual space can be on display in perpetuity.
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Time no longer has meaning. In these times of quarantine, galleries that adapt to the virtual space are able to stay open to the public 24/7. The fact that screen-time has increased parabolically during the Covid-19 lockdown, means that there is a captive audience looking for new valuable experiences in the virtual space. Although people are in self-isolation, they have more freedom and opportunity to visit galleries than ever before. The psychological and educational benefits of this new paradigm are undeniable. As an additional benefit, an artist’s exhibition in the virtual space can be on display in perpetuity.

JASON KINSELLA
Bernard, 2020
Future of _Space Exhibition at A+D Museum


PAGE 6 Now the gallery comes to you. Traditionally we had to seek out the physical gallery to experience new art, but now the gallery comes to you via digital surfaces. This turns our conventional relationship with the gallery upside-down. Today, there is no boundary between the art and the audience. To illustrate this point, I have physically blended my art with a person to represent the seamlessness of this new relationship.
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Now the gallery comes to you. Traditionally we had to seek out the physical gallery to experience new art, but now the gallery comes to you via digital surfaces. This turns our conventional relationship with the gallery upside-down. Today, there is no boundary between the art and the audience. To illustrate this point, I have physically blended my art with a person to represent the seamlessness of this new relationship.

JASON KINSELLA
Bernard from anywhere,  2020
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Psychology in a digital age. At our core, we are primitive creatures living in a modern world. Digital tools and Social Media platforms enable us to satisfy our primal needs for story telling and socializing. SnapChat filters substitute wooden masks with digital masks, and we share our stories our respective societies. The possibilities for galleries and artists to leverage these tools to expand their audience is limitless.

JASON KINSELLA
Future Primitive, 2020
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Psychology in a digital age (cont). These tools also represent a new exciting medium that artists can create in and allow their audience to participate and take ownership of the work. The art is no longer bound by physical space, and is shareable to a vast audience instantly.

JASON KINSELLA
Being Bernard, 2020
3D modeling by Kilograph
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Thinking bigger. Art in the virtual space opens up new creative opportunities for artists to explore how the digital medium can expand their expressions beyond the walls of the gallery. In other words, to think bigger. Work no longer needs to fit into the limits of physical space. Experimenting with scale in the virtual space enables us to envision new possibilities. Ideas that begin with out the confines of a medium can take creativity to surprising and unexpected places when translated back into the physical realm. KAWS isgreat example of an artist rethinking the limits of art in space and the context in which it is accessible to the public eye.

JASON KINSELLA
Gary, 2020
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