Northern Exposure

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. It’s 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 museum’s structure. The foray into social networking is part of MOAFL’s 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
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Rebecca McBane is former arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space."
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