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 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.
Lynn Hershman Leeson
Eva and Franco Mattes
Major support for snap+share: transmitting photographs from mail art to social networks is provided by Randi and Bob Fisher.
Generous support is provided by The Black Dog Private Foundation, Katherine Harbin Clammer and Adam Clammer, Katie Hall and Tom Knutsen, Melinda and Kevin P.B. Johnson, Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman, Wes and Kate Mitchell, and Diana and Steve Strandberg.
Header image: Eva and Franco Mattes, Ceiling Cat, 2016; courtesy Postmasters Gallery, New York, and Team Gallery, Los Angeles; © Eva and Franco Mattes