Spread the GIF luv!

The GIF Show, an exhibition opening today, at San Francisco’s Rx Gallery, takes the pulse of “GIF Luv,” a frenzy of file-sharing and creative muscle-flexing associated with GIFs (Graphic Interchange Format files).


Curated by Marisa Olson in a Rhizome collaboration with Rx, the show presents GIFs and GIF-based videos, prints, readymades, and sculptures by artists, including Cory Arcangel, Michael Bell-Smith, Jimpunk, Olia Lialina, Abe Linkoln, Lovid, Tom Moody, Paul Slocum, and Matt Smear (aka 893/umeancompetitor). From the flashy to the minimal, the sonic to the silent, the artists in The GIF Show demonstrate the diversity of forms to be found in GIFs, and many of them comment on the broader social life of these image files. Tonight’s opening will be further animated by Eats Tapes‘s music and Nate Boyce‘s visuals.

Via rhizome.