The phone has become a tool for transforming how we experience art

Luke Kurtis
The phone has become a tool for transforming how we experience art

There was a time not that long ago when you could attend an art exhibition without a camera in sight. Today, most art spaces not only allow but encourage the use of smartphones so images can be shared on social media. Instagram has become not just a means for sharing the works but a tool for mediating the experience of art, sometimes in contradiction with an artist’s own feelings about his or her work.