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Don't Forget to Call Your Mother

Dec 18, 2023 — Sep 15, 2024 | The Met Fifth Avenue, New York, US

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents 'Don't Forget to Call Your Mother'.

At a time when photographs are primarily shared and saved digitally, many artists are returning to the physicality of snapshots in an album or pictures in an archive as a source of inspiration. Drawing its title, Don’t Forget to Call Your Mother, from a photograph by Italian provocateur Maurizio Cattelan, the exhibition consists of works in The Met collection from the 1970s to today that reflect upon the complicated feelings of nostalgia and sentimentality that these objects conjure, while underlining the power of the found object.

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Taryn Simon
Chapter XI from "A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I – XVIII", 2011
Framed text and archival inkjet prints
84 x 118 4/5 inches (213.4 x 301.7cm)

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