This Rethink: Web workshop prototype asks the question: What would happen if we encouraged community members — rather than the museum — to curate exhibitions? This experiment targets prohibitive social, economic, and cultural conditions surrounding access to art objects. We give you a gallery, and a collection; you decide what it means.
Organized by Jay Mollica
Over two weekends in May 2018, a group of artists, technologists, and accessibility experts convened at SFMOMA for Rethink: Web, a workshop exploring the ways the modern web could foster exploration, experiment, and connectivity. At the heart of the workshop was this provocation: in place of the walled gardens and rigid, cookie-cutter frameworks that too often stem from a medium geared toward commerce and marketing, how might we dream up alternatives that foreground inclusivity, playfulness, and community?
Compilations and unfurling sequences of contributions – some from our archive, some freshly assembled.