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A New Exhibition Celebrates the GIF's 30th Birthday

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Rachel Gould
Art & Design Editor
Updated: 16 June 2017

From June 17 through June 22, TIME_FRAME will celebrate 30 entertaining years of the GIF at Gallery 151 in Chelsea.

Exploring one of the most influential elements of online culture, TIME_FRAME is a new exhibition dedicated to the power and history of the GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) through interactive and digital artworks, virtual reality experiences, artist seminars, and hands-on workshops.

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Presented by GIPHY and collectively curated by TRANSFER Gallery, Wallplay, and RhizomeTIME_FRAME will display the work of 30 animation artists to showcase the past, celebrate the present, and welcome the future of the GIF.

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Accompanying the exhibition is a roster of GIF-related events, from panel discussions to live music performances, a digital painting workshop, and a VR “show and tell.” Find the full list of events, dates, and times here.

TIME_FRAME will be on view from June 17 through June 22, 2017 at Gallery 151, 245 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011.