GLAMi nomination: MozEX
institution: Tate, V&A and Mozilla
category: Exhibition and Collection Extension
MozEx: a collaboration between Mozilla Festival, Tate Exchange and V&A.
We constantly see art and technology intertwined in digital art, net-art, creative coding and current dialogues within visual culture. Fully opening to this relationship, MozEx is an art exhibition with a 21st-century twist.
Curated by the digital learning teams at both the Tate and the V&A (in collaboration with the Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Festival), MozEx includes 54 dynamic digital artworks that span many disciplines and media.
MozEx has been showcased at Tate and Mozilla Festival in October and November 2016, and it is currently developing within different directions. The exhibit explores links between art, society, and the digital world. Created by both individual practitioners and cross-disciplinary collaborations, MozEx navigates the value of art to society through web literacy, digital inclusion and accessibility, privacy, policy, and hacking. This is done through a combination of diverse artistic practices and approaches, sharing different voices about society and the web.
Adopting an open, contemporary and collaborative approach with MozEx, we are exploring how the cross-connection with art, tech, culture and web can be key to open-up more constructive gallery and non-gallery settings, in a physical space and/or on a digital platform.
The open-access, open-source and open-data approach within Mozilla creates a dialogue on the web that crosses-over topics, methods and philosophies also within digital art. All the artworks that formed part of MozEx were set on Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) and this also opened interesting conversations and potential future developments of the artwork itself.
Through MozEx we are keen to highlight the importance of open culture philosophy and how that is inserted in contemporary artistic practice on and about the web.
A publication including info about all digital artworks included in the project can be accessed and downloaded from: https://issuu.com/mozfest/docs/mozex