Adobe Photoshop 2022 […]

February 17th – July 2nd, 2023
Free admission

For the first time, the agora, MUDEC’s iconic space, welcomes a site-specific installation, Adobe Photoshop 2022: 62x70m, 10 dots/cm, RGB, 8 Bits/Channel, Square Pixels, Legacy Gradients Spectrum, (XY) mousedown 1000,5000 mouseup 6000,1000.

The project by American artist Cory Arcangel (b. 1978) is a rainbow assembled thanks to random combinations of Photoshop gradients, which is transformed from pure digital abstraction into a tangible and perceptible object: a carpet that interacts with the viewer by creating a unique chromatic space through the reflection of light on the glass of the agora.

Arcangel’s pavement rainbow is part of the artist’s established practice of questioning how we assimilate and appropriate digital experience in our daily lives. How does digital technology, and even everyday internet browsing, games and music on the platforms we all use, transform the contours of our reality? What do we really see, hear and feel? How does our collage of perceptions, which we naively pass off as reality, work? Do we really connect a coloured pattern on the floor to a rainbow in the sky? Cory Arcangel uncovers and describes these disconnections, creating an open and playful situation, which in this case occurs while walking on a rainbow.

Mon – Fri 9:00 – 18:00

17.02.2023 – 2.07.2023
Monday 2.30pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 9.30am – 7.30pm
Thursday, Saturday 9.30am – 10.30pm


Mudec – Museo delle Culture
via Tortona 56, Milano


The Permanent Collection and the exhibition Exposure may be subject
to the following closures:

  • FRIDAY, JULY 12, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm, due to a staff union meeting;
  • SUNDAY, JULY 14, due to a strike by the staff;
  • MONDAY, JULY 15, from 2pm to 6pm, due to a staff union meeting;
  • FRIDAY, JULY 19, due to a national general strike.

The exhibitions Martin Parr. Short & Sweet and Tattoo. Tales from Mediterranean will be regularly open.

We apologize for any inconvenience.