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Experiments in Electrostatics: Photocopy Art from the Whitney’s Collection, 1966–1986opens at the Whitney Museum of American Art on November 17, 2017. The exhibition explores the use of the photocopier as a creative tool, from its public emergence in the 1960s to the dawn of the digital era in the 1980s.
Decades before computer programs and smartphone apps made digital manipulation commonplace, the photocopier offered novel ways to transform images. Negotiating the device’s associations with reproducibility and disposability, photocopy artists produced a variety of small edition prints.