The social-networking generation has arrived. There are Facebook pages for everything from multinational conglomerate megacorporations to the coffee shop on your corner. There are Twitter feeds for celebrities, nobodies, and escaped snakes. The foolish attempt to fight this share-happy, microblogging tsunami of impersonal intimacy. The wise embrace it.
The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is among the wise. Its not only allowing patrons to photograph the latest exhibit, Sight Specific: Explorations in Space, Vision, and Sound, but also encouraging them to Facebook, tweet, and visit the artists sites to share their opinions. The nine installations, which include work from Miami artists Clifton Childree, Kyle Trowbridge, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Gustavo Matamoros, and Wendy Wischer, are themselves comments on the Edward Larrabee Barnes design of the museums structure. The foray into social networking is part of MOAFLs ongoing mission to reach out to the wider community (virtual and actual) and become an integral part of the local cultural scene. Sight Specific will be on display through September 4.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m. Starts: May 1. Continues through Sept. 4, 2011