It’s quite hard to picture our lives without smartphones or internet access nowadays. However, once upon a time people had absolutely no problems living without it. In his series Art x Smart, Korean artist Kim Dong-Kyu decided to “update” famous masterpiece paintings with 21st century’s new technologies that are with us every day: laptop, smartphones, tablets etc.
When thus end up with an ironical version of Munch’s Scream; we now know the real reason of him pulling that face. But also Veemer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring could be doing a selfie in the mirror ! Who knows.
Translated by Chloe Dufourg