New York Times Stages Photoshoot of Pictures Generation Artists

February 13th, 2017

The New York Times has a piece this week reflecting on the work of the Pictures Generation, bringing together a group of the artists from the 1980’s for a photo shoot, and tracing their technological interests into the pervasive visual media formats of today.  “Such works created a nervous sense of how representation operates in the everyday world — almost subliminally much of the time,” writes Gary Indiana, reflecting on the era, “tapping into myths and illusions sunk deep in our brains, influencing the way we act, how we dress, behave in public, occupy space, choose and attract sexual partners, spend money, make friends and enemies.”

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