New Pictures of Common Objects

Artists today have a very different relationship to mass consumption and images then artists who first engaged with these topics in the 1960s. Five emerging artists engage with images as raw material to create sculptures, videos, photographs, and installations. They recognize the elastic and diffuse nature of images, utilizing pictures to challenge expectations of genre, form and meaning.

Art Exhibition previously on at MoMA PS1 in New York, United States.
From Sunday 21 October 2012 to Sunday 14 April 2013

Cucumber (phone) (detail) image Strange Loop (detail) image Tenting (detail) image Creative Hands (detail) image

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 10 October 2012.
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Recent technology has created a vast archive of images that is easily accessible by computer, smartphone, and other devices. Technology has also amplified the flexible nature of pictures—early pop culture envisioned throngs of passive consumers while individuals today engage with imagery as active participants.

Twenty-first century images are not only distributed from central hubs, but are rapidly circulated and exchanged among peers. The decentralized model has flattened hierarchies, fostering a sense of equivalence and ambiguity in which making, consuming, and sharing are all regarded as creative acts.

The exhibition features artists Trisha Baga, Lucas Blalock, Josh Kline, Margaret Lee, and Helen Marten.