Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change
Perpetual Revolution, currently at the ICP, makes powerful use of the museum’s walls, paint, institutional power, and curatorial competencies, to create a holding environment for images of social change. Organized around six “critical issues transformed by visual culture: #BlackLivesMatter, gender fluidity, climate change, terrorist propaganda, the right-wing fringe and the 2016 election, and the refugee crisis”—the show argues that artists and activists have used machine-rendered images as part of these revolutionary struggles since the invention of the camera.
Published in The Brooklyn Rail, 2017-03-01
International Center of Photography January 27 – May 7, 2017
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