TAP | Take A Picture |
TAP | Take A Picture is the 11th edition of Max Barnwell’s international photographic art project. This time it took place in Buenos Aires as part of the artist’s residency at ‘ace and the second ´aceNite edition of the year. The project relies on public interaction and commitment. The artist installs disposable 35mm cameras on the streets for curious passersby to use and take a photo. Touching on a variety of topics such as local culture and community, the trend of the selfie, and analog photography as a communication tool, the results are authentic and speak to the willingness to collaborate in a visual dialogue. The goal of this project is to collect photographs from various neighborhoods, cities, and countries that highlight their unique perspectives and at the same time reveal our shared humanity. So far, TAP has taken place in more than 10 international destinations, collecting thousands of photographs.
In this case in Buenos Aires, the artist used the strategy of installing cameras in different landmarks, busy intersections, and places that became a reference for a visiting artist. His interest lies in discovering who will be drawn to a camera hanging in the streets. Who might interact with it and how? The results reveal various expressions of joy, peace, and love. These themes play a central role in the essence of the project and have become a distinctive visual feature. With this project, Max Hart Barnwell aims to promote positive change through participatory and inclusive art, where there are no rules or limitations, only one condition: taking a photo.
Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00 PM at Sala Políglota