Le MoMA acquiert l’arobase…

MoMA acquires the @ symbol 

MoMA acquires the @ symbol

Le départment d’Architecture et de design du MoMA a procédé à l’acquisition symbolique de l’arobase.

The acquisition of @ takes one more step. It relies on the assumption that physical possession of an object as a requirement for an acquisition is no longer necessary, and therefore it sets curators free to tag the world and acknowledge things that "cannot be had" — because they are too big (buildings, Boeing 747’s, satellites), or because they are in the air and belong to everybody and to no one, like the @ — as art objects befitting MoMA’s collection. The same criteria of quality, relevance, and overall excellence shared by all objects in MoMA’s collection also apply to these entities.

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