In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology
(image: © The Guy Bourdin Estate 2018 / Courtesy of Louise Alexander Gallery)
In an age where apps provide instant services and smartphones allow us to capture just about anything and everything in an instant, the culture of now has never been so prevalent. Its origins can arguably be traced back to the late 1940s when Edwin Land first introduced the Polaroid camera to the world, marking a technological breakthrough in the history of photography. Polaroid’s unique qualities inspired artists and photographers including Andy Warhol, Ansel Adams, Lucas Samaras and Barbara Crane, while capturing the imagination of everyone else. Through a wide range of Polaroid artworks and artefacts, this exhibition offers insight into the story of Polaroid photography, while exploring the impact of instant photography and this social phenomenon of instantaneity on us today.
November 2, 2018 – March 31, 2019
National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Rd, Basement Level, Exhibition Gallery 2, 178897