The opening reception for the exhibit "Unintentional Art: Photographs from Facebook" will be on May 6th, 2009 from 5-9 pm. Various sized prints of Facebook photos will be available for sale. There will also be refreshments and music.
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Before Facebook became accessible for everyone, it was, a “social utility” for college students and later high school students as well. In the age of digital cameras, every social event was documented. In the same way that family portraiture tends to depict a happy, problem-free nuclear unit, Facebook shots were primarily images of fun, alcohol-laden social gatherings with lots of posed pictures that seemed to say, “look how much fun we’re having and how many friends we have.”
While the majority of Facebook photos fit into this category—excluding travel shots—there is the occasional image that is compelling, that draws the viewer in. Whether because it is humorous, or sad or bizarre, an ordinary photograph becomes art where no art was intended.
"Unintentional Art: Photographs from Facebook" will attempt to create art out of this social phenomenon. Come be a part of it on May 6th, 2009 5-9 pm.
57 Chapel Street
Charleston, SC 29403