"[...]Graphics Interchange Format (GIF unabbreviated) surveys a small subsection of fine art workers within this growing culture of image-makers. Focusing on work that engages both the language of the Internet and fine art, this exhibition aims to articulate the value of the GIF in the context of the gallery. Participating artists include Duncan Alexander, Kevin Bewersdorf, Saul Chernick, Petra Cortright, Stephanie Davidson, dump.fm, MTAA (Tim Whidden and Michael Sarff), Lorna Mills, Tom Moody, Marcin Ramocki, and Spirit Surfers.[...]" Paddy Johnson Des photos de l'expo sur son flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/artfagcity/sets/72157625953531335/with/5460029688
ANI GIF presents solo + group exhibitions of ANIMATED GIFs. ANI GIF 001 features BRANDON JAN BLOMMAERT's A Poorly Punctuated Story About Astroids. We elevate the beloved medium of the Animated Graphic Interchange Format. We ♥ the Animated Graphic Interchange Format! ANI GIF presents exhibitions at our website on a monthly basis. ANI GIF BIENNIAL—in 2012—will be a massive, real-world exhibition. Curated by Daniel Rehn and Sarah Caluag (✖ me+Sarah)
"Detroit starts the year off by presenting the first recurring .gif group exhibition, The First Annual Detroit .gif Group Show. Gif is an abbreviation for Graphics Interchange Format which is a type of file that has been used for static pictures and simple animations since the late 80s.
The exhibition's starting point is our fascination with the gif's clear frames and inclusive availability. The First Annual Detroit .gif Group Show is an internet based international exhibition where the invitation to participate has been spread through forums, mailing lists and art schools. In the 2009 edition the chosen gifs come from Sweden, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Finland, USA, France and Austria.
"About the gallery
Since our founding in 2006, Detroit Gallery has produced a number of exhibitions and hosted several other events. Our focus is on young swedish and international artists and due to our non-profit thinking we have established a platform for non commercial art. Detroit Gallery´s work extend outside the conventional gallery room and often includes collaborations with external actors and takes place in less traditional contexts."