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Christoph Niemann

Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists (group show)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
27 June 2017 - 17 December 2017

Courtesy Christoph Niemann, Nicholas Blechman and The Metropolitan Museum, New York.
Courtesy Christoph Niemann, Nicholas Blechman and The Metropolitan Museum, New York.

Over the past decade, mobile phone cameras have changed how photographs are made, used, and looked at. Whereas the camera once functioned chiefly as a tool for preserving the past, today people are using mobile phones to share their visual experience in real time and with unprecedented intimacy. Photography has become a fluid, instantaneous, ephemeral means of communication - an act closer to speaking than to writing. Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists, highlights this novel aspect of photographic communiction by inviting a diverse group of 24 artists to conduct visual dialogues with one another on their mobile phones or other devices, sending images back and forth in a game of visual ping-pong. The resulting images will be presented in the galleries in various forms: on video monitors, on touch screens, as exhibition prints, and as photo-books available for viewers to page through.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New-York