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MoMA PS1

Exhibition Detail
New Pictures of Common Objects
22-25 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101


October 21st, 2012 - April 14th, 2013
Opening: 
October 21st, 2012 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
, Lucas BlalockLucas Blalock
© Courtesy of the artist & MoMA PS1
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Artists today have a very different relationship to mass consumption and images then artists who first engaged with these topics in the 1960s. 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 five emerging artists in the exhibition 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.


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