Group Exhibition "Archaeologies of the Selfie", curated by Luis Pérez-Oramas

SOBRE O EVENTO

Início: 02/28/2020 00:00
Fim: 04/18/2020 23:55
Onde: Gallery Nara Roesler, 22 East 69th Street 3r, New York NY 10021

The exhibition comments on today’s phenomenon of mass image production and dissemination arguably conflated in the recent genre of the selfie. Luis Pérez-Oramas begins by contextualizing the case of the selfie through two concurrent ideas: Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of Middle-Brow Art and the narcissistic autarchy of the individual. Following Bourdieu's approach, Pérez-Oramas situates the selfie as a symptom of the social use of photography, whereby we can all become photographers by having access to devices that produce easy and increasingly perfect images. Concomitantly, the narcissistic autarchy of the individual addresses the social use of photography as a means of self-representation – either realistic or fantasized – and as a token of one’s existence.

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Gallery Nara Roesler, 22 East 69th Street 3r, New York NY 10021