The world is overrun with images. From news, film and television, and social media to the countless photos stored on our phones, we are constantly surrounded by pictures. With the invention of photography in the 19th century, people began living in a world of images. Continued advances in camera technology and the invention of film have radically changed our relationship to art, visual culture, and the world around us. Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, artists have explored the consequences and opportunities that arise when visual culture becomes untethered from its original context, helping us navigate a world where images are always on the move. Images Unbound is the first exhibition by Associate Curator Mia Laufer for the Des Moines Art Center.
Join us for an exhibition preview party with handcrafted gourmet pops from Mangos Gourmet Paletas and a ‘step and repeat’ photo op in the Harriet S. and J. Locke Macomber Lobby.
Support for this exhibition is provided by : The Harriet S. and J. Locke Macomber Art Center Fund
Frank Big Bear (American, Anishinabe, born 1953) Multiverse: Spin Off VI, 2013 Collage on found paper Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of Jim and Ellen Hubbell, 2020.10.a-.l