After Images 
Musée Juif de Belgique, Brussels
April 29 - August 28, 2011

Uri Aran, John Baldessari, Walead Beshty, Carol Bove, Kerstin Brätsch, Tom Burr, Paul Chan, Liz Deschenes, Trisha Donnelly, Roe Ethridge, Nikolas Gambaroff, Wade Guyton, Rachel Harrison, Alex Hubbard, William E. Jones, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sharon Lockhart, John Miller, Marlo Pascual, Jenny Perlin, Jack Pierson, William Pope.L, Seth Price, Gedi Sibony, Lorna Simpson, Josh Smith, Catherine Sullivan, Oscar Tuazon, Ryan Trecartin & Lizzie Fitch, Kelley Walker, Christopher Williams, Christopher Wool

After Images installation views

The impression that remains after an initial exposure with an image or series of images relies upon a persistence of vision, evoking the unique sensorial ability to hold on to the perceptual remainder of image encounters.

This group exhibition of recent American art focuses on how artists re-order, re-sequence, and shift emphasis in the wake of associations and references that arise in looking at and responding to the surfeit of images and image-objects in contemporary culture.

Context, source, and circulation are implied but often secondary as the associative nature of image sequencing is increasingly brought to the forefront. Archival and historical settings exist alongside critical approaches to popular iconography and displacements of persona and abstraction that complicate the critical heritage of appropriation often associated with contemporary American art.

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