Virtual Sculptures is an open online collection of digital sculptures that anyone can download and use. Every year, the Museum of Contemporary Art will commission an artist to create a new virtual artwork for the collection. In so doing, the Museum of Contemporary Art aims to explore the complex territory of digital artworks and the virtual as a common public space. Click on the different sculptures to explore our virtual universe.
How can we participate in creating the world we want to see and live in? To download artist Morehshin Allahyari’s sculpture Zoba’ah (زوبعة): The Whirlwind you have to agree to a set of ‘terms and conditions’ written by the artist and answer how you will take small actions to change the world in the bigger picture. In this way, you summon Zoba’ah (زوبعة), a creature from the Islamic world, who always brings about sudden change.
The Wrestlers is a virtual sculpture by the artist Ditte Ejlerskov. The sculpture depicts two women in the middle of a wrestling match. Ejlerskov’s sculpture is a further adaptation of the classic Roman sculpture with the same title, which shows two male wrestlers in battle. Ejlerskov created his version in preparation for the birth of his second child and as a picture of the inner struggle between the two hormones adrenaline and oxytocin, which are associated with the conflicting feelings of fear and love.