snap+share: transmitting photographs from mail art to social networks

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Mar 30 2019 - Aug 4 2019

The exhibition snap+share gives visitors a new way to visualize — and experience — how photographs have become so ubiquitous in our daily lives. Whether through early examples of 1960s and ’70s mail art, physical piles of pictures made up of those uploaded to the Internet over a 24-hour period, or a working refrigerator that allows participatory meme-making, visitors can trace the evolution of sharing photographs.

Spanning the history of mail art to social networks, the show presents a variety of artists working in various media, from framed paper-based art to immersive installations. Some of these artists include On Kawara, Ray Johnson, Moyra Davey, Erik Kessels, Corinne Vionnet, and David Horvitz. Exploring how networks are created through the act of sending images out into the world, this exhibition reveals just how those networks have changed in the age of the Internet. 

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.          

  • Various Media
  • American
  • On Kawara
  • Ray Johnson
  • Moyra Davey
  • Erik Kessels
  • Corinne Vionnet
  • David Horvitz
  • and others

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