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Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture

Completed
08/15/2013 - 10/14/2013
Featuring: Sean Dack, Karl Haendel, Jordan Kantor, Matt Keegan, Carter Mull, Lisa Oppenheim, Marlo Pascual, Amanda Ross-Ho, Sara VanDerBeek, Siebren Versteeg, Erika Vogt, and Kelley Walker

Bringing together artists who divert commonplace, even ubiquitous, visual materials into new territories of formal and idiomatic expression, this exhibition spotlights evolving attitudes toward the appropriation, recuperation, and repurposing of extant photographic imagery.

Artists, as both producers and consumers in today’s vast image economy, freely adopt and adapt materials from myriad sources so that imagery culled from the internet, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, television, films, personal and public archives, studio walls, and from other works of art are all fair game.

The exhibition proposes that these artists mark the progression of intuitive practices that are thoroughly at ease with today’s hyper-fluid circulation of images. In our digital age of fair use, these attitudes demonstrate how far traditional notions of the primacy of source materials have shifted toward a fluent rethinking of the way we value and interact with images.

Image Transfer explores how synthesized images operate in visual culture, whether these works critique or merely reflect our media-saturated age, and what these creative processes tell us about the state of photography today.


Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture was curated by Sara Krajewski and was a traveling exhibition co-organized by the Henry Art Gallery and Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, and circulated by ICI. The Presenting Sponsor for this exhibition is The Boeing Company. Additional support was provided by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, ArtsFund, 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Support to ICI for the exhibition and tour is provided by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Cowles Charitable Trust, the ICI Board of Trustees, and ICI Benefactors Barbara and John Robinson.

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