“The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology” is making its U.S. debut at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, showcasing photographers that embraced one of the first instant imaging technologies, before the digital age.
Joy Jeehye Kim, assistant curator of photographs at the Fort Worth museum, believes this showcase highlights one of the first artistic tools that taught the public a new way to view the world.
“This show reveals the energy of artists who embraced the technology as a novel medium of experimentation,” Kim said in a release.
“This show reveals the energy of artists who embraced the technology as a novel medium of experimentation.”
Joy Jeehye Kim
The exhibition displays more than 150 photos from more than 100 photographers, ranging in size and format, along with tools and artifacts that helped Polaroid become a recognizable brand. The show is broken into eight sections including Observations, Interrogations, Configurations, Theaters, Arrangements, Impressions, Expressions, and Contemplations.
Interactive cards will be scattered throughout the exhibit with interesting facts about the elements presented. Large print labels will be available for use, as well.
The Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis/New York/Paris/Lausanne organized the exhibition in collaboration with the MIT Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the WestLicht Museum for Photography in Vienna, Austria.
Free tours of the exhibition are available Thursday through Sunday at 3 pm. No reservations are required, and admission is free. The exhibition ends Sept. 3.