25 February 2014

John Berger: Tumblr and Pinterest, Museums of Modern Art


Adults and children sometimes have boards in their bedrooms or living-rooms on which they pin pieces of paper: letters, snapshots, reproductions of paintings, newspaper cuttings, original drawings, postcards. On each board all the images belong to the same language and all are more or less equal within it, because they have been chosen in a highly personal way to match and express the experience of the room's inhabitant. Logically, these boards should replace museums.

John Berger, Ways of Seeing (London: Penguin, 1972), p. 30