Affect Me: Social Media Images in Art

Lara Baladi, Irene Chabr, Lynn Hershmann Leeson, Thomas Hirschhorn, Randa Maroufi, Rabih Mroué ,Thomas Ruff, D. H. Saur


In the age of Facebook, Twitter, and Co., smartphone photos and videos are shared millions of times on the Web. They are liked or generate protest, they help form communities—and promote the circulation of emotional affects. In conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, Affect Me: Social Media Images in Art presents nine artists who work with images originating from social media. They have a particular interest in those images that feed into social media in a political context. The artists focus on how these pictures move and mobilize people, beyond their reporting function, and how they are positioned on the permeable border between fiction and reality. In-depth essays examine the role social media imagesplay in the generation of emotional affects and their transfer into the work of the participating artists.

ISBN-13: 9783959051903

190 pagina's, 466 zw/w en kleurills, 24,5 × 17 cm, hardcover, Duits/Engels

KAI10, Arthena Foundation & Spector Books, 2017
€ 24.00