The Home Video Rises to Museum Grade
Scenes from “I Met the Walrus,” one of the 25 finalists in this open submission, juried exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum.
This exhibition can only get better, and it probably will. It is an idea whose time has come — or come back, or perhaps simply come to a major New York museum for the first time. In many ways it is simply an old-fashioned open-submission exhibition of the kind that regional museums and art centers around the country have staged for decades — except that it has gone digital. It would not have been possible in the old days: 23,000 videocassettes mailed in or hand-delivered would have brought a museum and its local post office to a standstill.