The Supermarket of Images (Since You Were Born, 2021)

Courtesy of Red Brick Art Museum
Courtesy of Red Brick Art Museum
Courtesy of Red Brick Art Museum

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Title: The Supermarket of Images (Since You Were Born, 2021)
Institution:Red Brick Art Museum
Date:May 5 - August 1, 2021
Location:Beijing, China

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For Since You Were Born, Evan Roth is printing all the images stored in his web cache – without establishing any kind of selection or hierarchy – since the birth of his second daughter. Family photos, logos, screenshots and advertising banners accumulate and saturate the visual space around the viewer, creating a portrait of the twenty-first century that is both personal and universal. Converting our online data into a narration created by technology, Roth enables us to see, physically, the huge quantity of images that we are in contact with.

— Jeu de Paume, 2020