The Watchers, On View from July 11 - October 12, 2019

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is pleased to present The Watchers, an exhibition that focuses on the multi-faced nature of surveillance and privacy in contemporary society, and the subsequent production and obscuration of information and news. Artists in the exhibition include Vito Acconci, American Artist, Elaine Byrne, Lieven De Boeck, Anne Deleporte, Hasan Elahi, Karin Ferrari, Orkhan Huseynov, Pedro Lasch, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Arnold Mesches, Trevor Paglen, and Amie Siegel. The Watchers is loosely organized as a narrative about surveillance, presenting examples of stalking, sousveillance, fortified borders, facial recognition technology, as well as proposals for World Trade Center Memorials in…

The Watchers

July 11 - October 12, 2019

artnet news, "Editors’ Picks: 20 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week," 7.9.2019

The warped rules of privacy define key contours of contemporary life, and artists have been at the forefront of the movement to make these perversions visible and visceral. Enter “The Watchers.” Featuring works by Vito Acconci, American Artist, Trevor Paglen, and others, the exhibition illuminates how much of what should be publicly known has become increasingly concealed, while much of what should be kept personal has become increasingly accessible to authorities, corporations, and the world at large. If you leave feeling secure, you probably spent too much time on your phone (which, of course, is a big part of how we got into this mess).…

The Watchers

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4Columns, "Revolution from Without…," 4.19.2019

Thirty years ago, Susan Sontag described our age as one of ever-looming apocalypse, a dehumanizing state in which ruinous disaster is always almost here. She was writing at the end of the Cold War and in the early years of an AIDS epidemic; now, in 2019, the terror of nuclear warheads and viruses has been replaced in our collective imagination with that of far-right dictators and global warming. According to Sontag, apocalypse is a useful and particularly American narrative device—it gives meaningful shape to an otherwise incomprehensibly frightening flood of experience, and opens up the possibility for a tabula rasa, that all-American dream of…

Revolution from without…

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