Collectivism: Collectives and Their Quest for Value

Exhibition, Foam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Until June 18, 2017
The digitalisation of photography and the rise of social media have unleashed a huge flood of images. The immense quantity of photos and their transience makes it hard to attribute significance to photography. Working together to a ach value and meaning to images is the central theme of the exhibition. Some collectives investigate the mechanisms and distributions systems that give images financial value; others operate as social agents, bringing people together by means of images and creating communities. The exhibition also presents collectives that concern themselves with the value of images in the media and the organisation of dissenting voices.