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The supermarket of images

Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China
29 May 2021 - 10 October 2021
  • The supermarket of images
    View of the exhibition "The supermarket of images", Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, 2021
  • The supermarket of images
    View of the exhibition "The supermarket of images", Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, 2021
  • The supermarket of images
    View of the exhibition "The supermarket of images", Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, 2021
After the Jeu de Paume in Paris, the exhibition The Supermarket of Images moves to Beijing, to the Red Brick Art Museum.
Art and the economy have had a complex and decisive relationship since ancient times. But the challenge we have been facing for more than a century is much wider than the art market alone: it is about the commodification of the visible in general.
The photographs, drawings, paintings, videos, films, digital works and multimedia installations chosen for this exhibition explore the raw materials that make up images, the immense stocks or banks in which they accumulate, the human (or non-human) labor that participates in their creation as well as the fluctuation of their values during their globalized circulation.
The exhibition proposes critical points of view and unexpected perspectives on the manufacture of this great market of images that structures our gaze.
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