Visual Contagions. Images in Globalization.
An exhibition of Jeu de Paume's online creation space.
The VISUAL CONTAGIONS project studies the global circulation of images in the print era over a century, from the 1890s to the advent of the Internet. It describes and analyzes how certain images have circulated more than others - in reproductions, copies, pastiches, imitations -, through which channels and according to which chronology they have spread. The ambition is to understand what makes an image successful, but also to identify how the circulation of images has contributed to the globalization of cultures, and whether or not it reveals the symbolic domination of certain countries and cultures over others according to the times.