Cover of the Alex Israel × Snapchat book
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Interior spread of the Alex Israel × Snapchat book
Interior spread of the Alex Israel × Snapchat book
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Alex Israel × Snapchat

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This book was published on the occasion of Alex Israel × Snapchat at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida. The exhibition featured five of Israel’s iconic Self-Portraits, each painting transformed by Snapchat’s augmented reality (AR) technology into an immersive animated experience, as well as a site-specific sixth work that employs the company’s Landmarker software to initiate a unique interaction with the museum’s historic Art Deco façade.

Designed in the style of a children’s board book with heavy, layflat cardboard pages, the catalogue features installation photography and reproduces the works in the exhibition alongside the QR codes that, when scanned by a phone camera, afford access to immersive, animated AR components that playfully introduce the reader to a variety of LA landmarks, flora, and fauna. In addition, the digital “pop-up” book includes a foreword by Silvia Karman Cubiñá, the museum’s executive director and chief curator; an essay by Tina Rivers Ryan; and a conversation between Hans Ulrich Obrist, Evan Spiegel, and the artist exploring the intersection of art and new technology.

Publisher: Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida

Publication date: 2023

Contributors: Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Alex Israel, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tina Rivers Ryan, Evan Spiegel

Designer: IN-FO.CO

Printer: C&C Offset Printing, China

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 8 1/4 × 10 1/4 inches (20.9 × 25.9 cm)

Pages: 74

Language: English

ISBN: 978-1-880-51115-2


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