The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art features the “Smithsonian: Artists in Dialogue 2” app for iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store. Designed in association with Tristan Interactives Inc. of Toronto, this is the first app available by the Smithsonian in English and Portuguese. This app takes the exhibition beyond the traditional, physical boundaries of the building and makes it available in South Africa, Brazil and to users around the world using iPhone and iPod touch. The “Artists in Dialogue 2” app features a detailed tour of the exhibition guided by the curator, with exclusive videos available only on the app in which the artists describe their works of art, introduce one another and discuss their collaborative process.
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App takes the exhibition beyond the traditional, physical boundaries of the building and makes it available in South Africa, Brazil and to users around the world.
Style and creativity meet in this bilingual (English and Brazilian Portuguese) tour of the second of the National Museum of African Art’s “Artists in Dialogue” series. Two artists, Sandile Zulu of South Africa and Henrique Oliveira of Brazil, have engaged in a visual call and response that transcends national or geographic borders. Take a tour of the exhibition guided by curator Karen Milbourne or listen to the artists describe the works of art, talk about one another and discuss their collaborative process in their own words.
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This application invites you to join the conversation using Twitter, to experiment virtually with the artists’ technique in an art-making game, test your knowledge of South Africa and Brazil, and learn more about what’s happening at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. The app lets users post artist questions and comments to Twitter or YouTube and to experiment virtually with the artists’ technique in an art-making game, which features strips of virtual wood, paint and fire. The app also allows users to test their knowledge of South Africa and Brazil with trivia quizzes and learn more about what is happening at the museum.
Other features include: Video interviews with the artists, high-resolution images of their work and a tour of the gallery by the exhibition curator, Twitter feed that unites iPhone and iPod touch users onsite and beyond, and a game in which one can make and share art using the unusual techniques of the artists, including burning and laminating wood strips. The “Artists in Dialogue 2” app is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.