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Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists

June 27 at 8:00 am - December 17 at 5:00 pm BST

£25

Over the past decade, mobile-phone cameras have changed how photographs are made, used, and looked at. While the camera once functioned chiefly as a tool for preserving the past, today people use mobile phones to share their visual experience in real time and with unprecedented intimacy. This exhibition explores what happens when artists are partnered with other artists and the pairs engage in a visual dialogue using only their phones.
The Met commissioned 12 artists to participate in the project, all of whom were asked to invite another artist to be his or her conversation partner for a five-month period. From November 2016 to April 2017, the participants sent still images and brief videos back and forth in a game of pictorial ping-pong. They were asked not to write messages or captions and to refrain from sharing their images on social media. Otherwise, the content and frequency of communication was determined by the artists themselves.

Details

Start:
June 27 at 8:00 am
End:
December 17 at 5:00 pm
Cost:
£25
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Website:
http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/talking-pictures

Venue

The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10028 United States
Phone:
212-535-7710
Website:
http://www.metmuseum.org

Organiser

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Phone:
212-535-7710
Website:
http://www.metmuseum.org