A Trillion Sunsets: A Century of Image Overload
A Trillion Sunsets: A Century of Image Overload
Are there too many images in the world? This exhibition takes a long look at our worries and compulsive fascination with the proliferation of photographic images.
International Center of Photography
January 28, 2022 to May 02, 2022
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Exhibition details

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.

Artist details

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.


International Center of Photography
79 Essex Street
New York, NY

Image: Harry Callahan, Collages, ca. 1957 /  International Center of Photography © The Estate of Harry Callahan, courtesy Pace Gallery