Curated by Rotem Rozental
On view December 16 through February 24, 2024
We are so proud of OG artist Aline Smithson for her solo exhibition The Ephemeral Archive at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Aline is one of the most important figures in contemporary photography today bringing attention to her contemporaries in photography for over two decades via Lenscratch, with also a career of creating poignant portraits and photographs for even longer, and she has brought the two together in this incredible solo show of her photograph installations, interactive performance pieces, and an experimental film, alongside a curated exhibition by Rotem Rozental, If Memory Serves, of Aline’s photographic contemporaries.
“Aline Smithson has long been considering how photographs move through time—as conveyors of memory, history, and being. The Ephemeral Archive, her new exhibition with Los Angeles Center of Photography at the Brand Library & Art Center, is an expansive and conceptual exploration of the power that family photographs hold and the alarming potential of losing our visual legacies to platforms that corrupt, potentially losing whole histories of being in the process.”