The Dublin-Manhattan art portal proves why we can’t have nice things

A view of the New York Portal
(Image credit: Portals Organisation)

The beauty of art is that it's deeply subjective – once it's out in the open, it's up to the world to interpret it. While conceptually it's all rather poetic, a recent art installation has proved that the art world isn't always as deep and nuanced as it seems.

Enter the Dublin-Manhattan Portal – a bizarre sculpture that links the two cities with real-time video screens. What could possibly go wrong? Turns out, just about everything. While it's refreshing to catch a break from the recent influx of AI art, the installation has spurred on cases of serial flashing and "inappropriate behaviour" – this is why we can't have nice things.


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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.