Is this the exhibition of the future…or just a web page?

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Deborah Stone

How Vegemite-loving flies prompted the thong dress is just one of the stories in the NFSA’s first online exhibition.

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Art is always ethereal, something more than the carved wood of the unplayed violin. Music once required living performers, now it is delivered through headphones hundreds of times on every train.

Exhibitions no longer display only physical objects – they are filled with audio-visual presentations and interactive displays.  So does an exhibition need to exist at all physically?

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Deborah Stone is Editor of ArtsHub.