The popularity of internet has resulted in copy-pasting becoming an inevitable part of our everyday life. We constantly browse for images and text and simply copy and paste them onto the walls of social media or save them into personal archives. We don’t stop to think about what we really do. Digital actions of today were performed in the past with much deliberation: paragraphs, images, parts of images etc. were cut from newspapers and other print materials and saved, shared or formed into collages afterwards. Now we are bombarded by information and images on every step and we automatically copy and save them, but rarely go back and search them. The exhibition Copy and paste focuses on found images which are strategically pasted into new contexts. The six photographers that are exhibiting their work in the Photon gallery found their individual way of using found, vernacular and stolen images – and setting them into new context. All of the works exhibited have a strong socially critical component, even though they seem very comical at the first sight.
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