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Edvard Emoji

Bringing forgotten works of art back to life by adding an emoji

Edvard Emoji is an ongoing digital and social media project in collaboration with Nashville contemporary artist, Salem Roberts. This project is envisioned as a resource for educators that recontextualizes "forgotten" works of art in a way that makes them relevant for students. 

By showcasing these works in a contemporary gallery with a minor modern modification, the viewer is invited to explore the work for what is both familiar and also out of place. This practice is not intended as an act of irreverence, but as an altermodern act of preservation via re-representation.