After class, we went to the Centre Pompidou, which is a modern art museum and library. Now I have to admit this: I’m not into contemporary art. Sometimes I am able to appreciate the ingenuity or the skills required to make it, but a lot of the times I just think “what??” Perhaps I’m just not able to think abstractly enough or do not know enough about the movement (or both).
From a museum studies aspect though, I thought that the sensors were a good technique to ensure that people did not get too close or touch the paintings. The sound that went off when you crossed the line made sure you knew that you were doing something you were not supposed to do and caused everyone to look at you-and public attention works really well at preventing people.
However, I now have a favorite contemporary artist: DARIA! She got a hold of my camera and took a lot of photos.