“Perpetual Revolution examines the relation between the overwhelming image world that confronts us, and the volatile, provocative, and often-violent world it mirrors. The exhibition proposes that an ongoing revolution is taking place politically, socially, and technologically, and that new digital methods of image production, display, and distribution are simultaneously both reporting and producing social change. The epic social and political transformations of the last few years would not have happened with the speed and in such depth if it wasn’t for this revolution. ICP’s ambitious exhibition presents five of these critical issues transformed by visual culture—#BlackLivesMatter, gender fluidity, climate change, terrorist propaganda, and the refugee crisis.” — ICP
Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change is the first of three 2017 ICP exhibitions exploring the impact of photography and visual culture on society.
Perpetual Revolution was organized by ICP Curators Carol Squiers and Cynthia Young, and adjunct curators Joanna Lehan and Kalia Brooks. Images courtesy ICP.