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This is a format that works for everything: the ubiquitous commercial interface of large-scale lightboxes. They are luminous, opaque, superficial in their flatness, and democratic in their insistence on reproducibility, standardization, and the multiplication of desire. As a “show within a show,” the lightboxes formed a discrete platform within the 9th Berlin Biennale, adopting the visual codes of a duty free shop and the psyche of a Pinterest Pin Board. They comprised a single aesthetic flux, mirroring the hyperlinked landscape of our incomprehensible present—the smooth surface of a “communicative” capitalism.


  • Will Benedict
  • Dora Budor
  • Cao Fei
  • Roe Ethridge
  • Hood by Air
  • Bjarne Melgaard
  • Simon Dybbroe Møller
  • Zanele Muholi
  • Johannes Paul Raether
  • Torbjørn Rødland
  • Akeem Smith
  • Martine Syms
  • Stewart Uoo