Davis Museum | The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona


Museo Davis | El Mini Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Davis Lisboa en Barcelona


Museu Davis | El Mini Museu d'Art Contemporani Davis Lisboa de Barcelona


Musée Davis | Le Mini Musée d'Art Contemporain Davis Lisboa à Barcelone



Animated GIFs

What/who inspired the work?

My inspiration for this section was the works of some Net artists friends of mine on Facebook, especially Miyö Van Stenis.

What do you hope its viewers will feel/think?

The Animated GIFs is one of the 11 existing sections in the Davis Museum. The section consists of a collection of GIF animations made since 2016 by Davis Lisboa. The digital documents deal with the existing relations between the cultural politics and institutional critique, the conversion of the readymade as a cultural institution, the museum as a generator of social changes, art historical precedents and the conceptual relations of the museum as a symbolic object. The Animated GIF has subsections titled The Comics, The Posters, The Maps, The Library, The Memes, The Paintings, The Precedents, The Polling Station, The Videoexhibitions, and The Stamps Section.

Why did you choose the medium, subject matter, style?

One of the basic characteristics of the Davis Museum is its existence as a expanded digital institution on the World Wide Web, for this reason, I chose create this series of animated GIF for it. They are cheap, easy to do, fast to share and visually powerful. All subject of this section comes from another section from Davis Museum and they are reinterpretation of them.

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Davis Lisboa, The museum as a battlefield! (Memes), 2017, animated GIF, 605 x 374, 317 KB, 9 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Non (3D sculptures), 2016, animated GIF, 605 x 581, 540 KB, 9 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Davis Museum Ballot Box (Videoexhibition), 2016, animated GIF, 605 x 342, 139 KB, 3 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Boîte-en-valise circular exhibition (Precedents), 2016, animated GIF, 605 x 581, 922 KB, 9 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Time for a new museum. Some say you can find happyness there. (Stamps), 2017, GIF animation, 605 x 855, 148 KB, 6 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Fast Hanging: Bill Burns, Yoko Ono and Francesc Torres (Exhibition Posters), 2015, animated GIF, 605 x 730, 168 KB, 3 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Fast Collective Exhibition: Gary Duehr, Oto Hudec and Núria Fernámdez Estopà (Featured Artworks), 2015, animated GIF, 605 x 467, 222 KB, 3 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Fast Collective Exhibition: Ian Baxter, Meschac Gaba and Clarisse Tarran (Featured Artworks), 2015, animated GIF, 605 x 467, 221 KB, 3 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Château de Versailles, The White House and The Skagens Museum (Screenshots), 2015, animated GIF, 605 x 410, 296 KB, 3 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Davis Museum (Web), 2015, animated GIF, 605 x 605, 103 KB, 5 frames, loop.