The Animated GIFs Section From Davis Museum

What/who inspired the work?

My inspiration for this section was the works of some Net artists friends of mine on Facebook, especially Miyö Van Stenis.

What do you hope its viewers will feel/think?

The Animated GIFs is one of the 11 existing sections in the Davis Museum. The section consists of a collection of GIF animations made since 2016 by Davis Lisboa. The digital documents deal with the existing relations between the cultural politics and institutional critique, the conversion of the readymade as a cultural institution, the museum as a generator of social changes, art historical precedents and the conceptual relations of the museum as a symbolic object. The Animated GIF has subsections titled The Comics, The Posters, The Maps, The Library, The Memes, The Paintings, The Precedents, The Polling Station, The Videoexhibitions, and The Stamps Section.

Why did you choose the medium, subject matter, style?

One of the basic characteristics of the Davis Museum is its existence as a expanded digital institution on the World Wide Web, for this reason, I chose create this series of animated GIF for it. They are cheap, easy to do, fast to share and visually powerful. All subject of this section comes from another section from Davis Museum and they are reinterpretation of them.

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Davis Lisboa, Three Duchamps, 2018, animated GIF, 605 × 732, 314 KB, 3 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, One Duchamp, one Boîte-en-valise, 2018, animated GIF, 605 × 732, 298 KB, 2 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, One Robert Filliou, one top hat and two FIG(S). 1, 2018, animated GIF, 605 × 732, 288 KB, 2 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Three Roberts Filliou with La galerie légitime, 2018, animated GIF, 605 × 732, 293 KB, 4 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Robert Filliou with a paper and top hats, 2018, animated GIF, 605 × 732, 333 KB, 2 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Musée d'Art Moderne, Département des Aigles (Les Portes), 2018, animated GIF, 605 × 732, 455 KB, 4 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Three boxes in suitcases in blue 2, 2018, animated GIF, 605 × 732, 253 KB, 3 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Duchamp, Filliou, Broodthaers, Davis, 2018, animated GIF, 605 × 732, 428 KB, 4 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Marcel Broodthaers 35, 2018, animated GIF, 605 × 732, 301 KB, 2 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Marcel Broodthaers 34, 2018, animated GIF, 605 × 732, 380 KB, 2 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Marcel Broodthaers #2 (Paintings), 2017, animated GIF, 605 × 732, 319 KB, 2 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Marcel Broodthaers #1 (Paintings), 2017, animated GIF, 605 × 732, 288 KB, 2 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Marcel Broodthaers & Musée d'Art Moderne, Départment des Aigles (Paintings), 2017, animated GIF, 605 × 732, 318 KB, 2 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Robert Filliou 9 (Paintings), 2017, animated GIF, 605 × 732, 500 KB, 2 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Marcel Duchamp, Boîte-en-valise (Paintings), 2017, animated GIF, 605 x 732, 293 KB, 2 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Boîte-en-valise 1 (Paintings), 2017, animated GIF, 605 x 732, 390 KB, 2 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Self-portraits (Paintings), 2017, animated GIF, 605 x 732, 342 KB, 2 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, The museum as a battlefield! (Memes), 2017, animated GIF, 605 x 374, 317 KB, 9 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Oui (3D sculptures), 2016, animated GIF, 605 x 581, 329 KB, 9 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Non (3D sculptures), 2016, animated GIF, 605 x 581, 540 KB, 9 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Davis Museum Ballot Box (Videoexhibition), 2016, animated GIF, 605 x 342, 139 KB, 3 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, No (Plinth), 2017, animated GIF, 605 x 467, 165 KB, 2 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Boîte-en-valise circular exhibition (Precedents), 2016, animated GIF, 605 x 581, 922 KB, 9 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Boîte-en-valise (Plinth), 2017, animated GIF, 605 × 461, 201 KB, 2 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Masks #1 (Stamps), 2016, animated GIF, 605 x 855, 386 KB, 3 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Time for a new museum. Some say you can find happyness there. (Stamps), 2017, GIF animation, 605 x 855, 148 KB, 6 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Visitors/voters (Referendum/Stamps), 2017, animated GIF, 605 x 855, 341 KB, 3 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Filliou and Marcel Broodthaers (Stamps), 2016, animated GIF, 605 x 855, 307 KB, 3 frames, loop.
Harddiskmuseum, Valencia, Spain.



Davis Lisboa, Marcel Broodthaers (Stamps), 2016, animated GIF, 605 x 855, 343 KB, 5 frames, loop.
Harddiskmuseum, Valencia, Spain.



Davis Lisboa, Eagle (Stamps), 2017, animated GIF, 605 x 855, 156 KB, 5 frames, loop.
Harddiskmuseum, Valencia, Spain.



Davis Lisboa, Time for a new museum. Some say you can find hapinness there. (Comics), 2015, GIF animation, 605 x 500, 124 KB, 7 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, The Museum in the History #5 (WhatsApp), 2015, animated GIF, 605 x 1074, 57 KB, 9 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Suitcase, top hat and eagle (WhatsApp), 2015, animated GIF, 605 x 1074, 19 KB, 4 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Museum, suitcase, top hat and eagle (WhatsApp), 2015, animated GIF, 605 x 663, 54 KB, 4 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Videoexhibitions from 2009 to 20015 (Googles Maps), 2015, animated GIF, 605 x 467, 110 KB, 27 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, 100, 200 and 500 Davis Museum (Currencies), 2015, animated GIF, 605 x 310, 153 KB, 3 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Fast Hanging: Bill Burns, Yoko Ono and Francesc Torres (Exhibition Posters), 2015, animated GIF, 605 x 730, 168 KB, 3 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Fast Collective Exhibition: Gary Duehr, Oto Hudec and Núria Fernámdez Estopà (Featured Artworks), 2015, animated GIF, 605 x 467, 222 KB, 3 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Fast Collective Exhibition: Ian Baxter, Meschac Gaba and Clarisse Tarran (Featured Artworks), 2015, animated GIF, 605 x 467, 221 KB, 3 frames, loop.


Davis Lisboa, Reverses #1 (Paintings), 2017, animated GIF, 605 × 732, 709 KB, 6 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Visitors/voters #1 (Referendum), 2017, animated GIF, 605 x 732, 605 KB, 2 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Château de Versailles, The White House and The Skagens Museum (Screenshots), 2015, animated GIF, 605 x 410, 296 KB, 3 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Should museums celebrate elections? at Archive Box Museum (Offline Exhibitions), 2015, animated GIF, 605 x 732, 302 KB, 5 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, International Davis Museum Blue at Galeria Transparente (Online Exhibitions), 2016, animated GIF, 605 x 403, 187 KB, 2 frames, loop.



Davis Lisboa, Davis Museum (Web), 2015, animated GIF, 605 x 605, 103 KB, 5 frames, loop.