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RMIT GALLERY execute_photography


1 Mar 2024 – 4 May 2024

Photography is constantly dying and being reborn. AI represents the latest stage of photography’s transformation into a software output, cannibalising the camera and even transforming it into a set of executable text prompts. If it is now clear that photography is a kind of ‘program’, and that images are operational, actionable and scrapable, what does this mean for the future of the medium? Both an exploration and a provocation, this exhibition features work by Australian and international artists speculating on the social and political ramifications of photography’s afterlives. 

Exhibition Curators: Alison Bennett, Shane Hulbert, Daniel Palmer, Katrina Sluis Artists include: Memo Akten, Amrita Hepi, Max Pinckers and Dries Depoorter, Rosa Menkman, Sara Oscar, J. Rosenbaum, Sebastian Schmieg and Alan Warburton

Image: Sara Oscar, A hyperrealistic photograph of a 30 year old Thai woman, pregnant, suit, lost expression, Suvarnamhubi airport, luggage, carpark, 1970s - - scale 1:1, quality 1, 2023, AI generated image. Image courtesy of the artist.

Gallery Details

RMIT Gallery
RMIT Building 16
Level 3, City Campus
RMIT University
344 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

T: 03 9925 1717
W: rmitgallery.com

Opening Hours
(during exhibition periods)
Tuesday – Friday: 11 am to 5pm
Saturday: 12:30 pm to 5 pm
Closed public holidays, Sundays and RMIT Campus closures. 
Entry is Free

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.