A Different Kind of Order
Extended through September 22
Starting from the premise that most photography is now produced, processed, and distributed in digital form, A Different Kind of Order explores the sometimes unanticipated consequences of this shift as revealed in the work of a wide range of international artists. For the younger artists in the Triennial, the digital revolution is something that happened during their childhood, and dealing with its ramifications has occupied most of their creative lives.
For artists of this generation (such as Sam Falls, Andrea Longacre-White, and Oliver Laric), mixing the new idioms of digital image-making with the existing visual language of painting, sculpture, and collage is almost second nature. Other Triennial artists, wary of the advent of "screen culture," emphasize the handmade qualities of their work, yet even they recognize that their efforts are situated within the space of a fully digitized, networked world. The exhibition sketches the contours of the new visual and social territory in which photography finds itself today. A number of key themes serve as guidelines that link the works in the exhibition include the artist as aggregator, the resurgence of collage, mapping, new forms of community, and photo books.
For more information on the exhibition, please visit The International Center of Photography