In a world that has become so instant that instant coffee is often tardy, art/design studio Pangenerator is taking a critical look at our self-centered social media habits and the ubiquitous selfies that have seeped so dismayingly into the cultural fabric of our current world.  In a thought-provoking exhibit called “hash2ash” at the National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw, the art collective attempts to draw attention to the fact that all images taken and uploaded to various social media platforms have rapidly diminishing value in our present-day ‘go-go-go’ ‘more-now-more-now-more-now’ society.  It is a sober look at the hollowness and shallowness of the memories being created today – a wedding picture somehow has as much value as a beach selfie because they are just cheap digital memories that will be overshadowed by the picture of your breakfast bagel you upload tomorrow.  Through  crumbling pictures, this exhibit demands societal self-examination in a very subtle and aesthetically pleasing way.

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