• Matthew Buckingham

    mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

    Once upon a time the fine arts were shown in museums, and movies were shown in the cinema. But now museums have mutated into movie theaters and function under conditions of darkness. The artist Matthew Buckingham, who lives in New York and Berlin, is an interface expert, and, with his most recent work, the subtle, sophisticated film installation A Man of the Crowd, 2003, he has brought the light of the projector into the deepest subbasement of the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig.

    The script for Buckingham’s work is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s story “The Man of the Crowd,” from 1840. The

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