If Not Here, Then Where?, 2021

If Not Here, Then Where?, a series of photographic works by American artist Danielle Ezzo, builds off of and converses with The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s digital archive. The images are made first by sourcing works available through the “open access images” filter in the MET web collection, then printed and constructed into delicate paper mobiles that are finally rephotographed. The project expands on the concerns around post-colonialism, curating within an archive, and the slippery idea of “ownership” in virtual spaces where art objects and images proliferate and evolve outside of their original/historical contexts.