This is the first major museum exhibition to focus exclusively on the pictures generationeducated in the self reflexive and critical principles of minimal and conceptual art this tightly knit group of artists brought those lessons to bear on a return to recognizable imagery exploring how images shape our perceptions of ourselves and the world. The pictures generation 1974 1984 was an exhibition at the metropolitan museum of art the met in new york city that ran from april 29 august 2 2009 the exhibition took its name from pictures a 1977 group show organized by art historian and critic douglas crimp 1944 2019 at new york citys artists space gallery. The famous last line of roland barthes essay that the birth of the reader must be at the cost of the death of the author was a call to arms for the loosely knit group of artists working in photography film video and performance that would become known as the pictures generation. Summary of the pictures generation the pictures generation was a loose affiliation of artists influenced by conceptual and pop art who utilized appropriation and montage to reveal the constructed nature of imagesexperimenting with a variety of media including photography and film their works exposed cultural tropes and stereotypes in popular imagery. James kalm anxiously returns to the metropolitan museum for the debut of the pictures generation as a young artist he witnessed the rise of this group first hand deriving their images from
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