The artists of Dada, surrealism, pop, situationism, conceptualism, and postmodernism were all, in different ways, horrified and mesmerized by the seemingly endless supply of images. They cast a critical eye over the clichés, stereotypes, and repetitive images, and looked to unearth alternative histories and counternarratives. From scrapbooks to internet memes, from collage and image appropriation to art made by algorithms, A Trillion Sunsets highlights unlikely parallels and connections across distinct decades.
Photographers represented in the exhibition include Harry Callahan, Robert Capa, Sven Martson, John T. Hill, Justine Kurland, Hank Willis Thomas, Nakeya Brown, Robert Frank, Louise Lawler, and more.
Image: Harry Callahan, Collages, ca. 1957 / International Center of Photography © The Estate of Harry Callahan, courtesy Pace Gallery