November 13, 2015  —  by

MoMA’s Ocean of Images

credit: MoMA

New Photography, MoMA’s longstanding exhibition series of recent work in photography, returns this fall in an expanded, biannual format. Probing the effects of an image-based post-Internet reality, Ocean of Images examines various ways of experiencing the world: through images that are born digitally, made with scanners or lenses in the studio or the real world, presented as still or moving pictures, distributed as zines, morphed into three-dimensional objects, or remixed online. The exhibition’s title refers to the Internet as a vortex of images, a site of piracy, and a system of networks.

Ocean of Images presents bodies of work that critically redefine photography as a field of experimentation and intellectual inquiry, where digital and analog, virtual and real dimensions cross over. These artists explore contemporary photo-based culture, specifically focusing on connectivity, the circulation of images, information networks, and communication models. Moreover, coinciding with the opening of the exhibition, MoMA will also launch an online platform featuring selections from the archive of the New Photography series, including documents and images from the series’ 30-year history.

Artists included in the exhibition range from post-Internet key figures such as DIS Collective, David Horvitz, Katja Novitskova, Marina Pinsky, Mishka Henner and fresher names like Lucas Blalock, John Houck, Yuki Kimura, Anouk Kruithof, Lele Saveri, Indrė Šerpytytė to definetely keep an eye on.

On view through Sunday, March 20, 2016
MoMA’s Floor 3, Photography Galleries