Corporate malfeasance, government-sponsored spying, preemptive war, challenges to civil liberties, and misinformation in the media provide an endless stream of news concerning the manipulation of power and resources. Such episodes offer provocative inspiration to artists worldwide.
In works that suggest a shift from the interrogations of power that dominated late-twentieth-century artistic practice, the artists represented in this exhibition subtly explore the strategies and ambiguities of power in the age of YouTube. Demonstrating curiosity and an appetite for critical inquiry, they offer coolly objective work that raises rather than answers the question of control.
Exhibiting artists include: Ignasi Aballí, Michael Bell-Smith, Iran do Espírito Santo, Cliff Evans, Eva Grubinger, Jon Haddock, Jenny Holzer, Rashid Johnson, Jeon Joonho, Sylvan Lionni, Adam McEwen, David Opdyke, Hito Steyerl, Los Torreznos
October 29, 2009
Gallery Conversation with Ryan Griffis, assistant professor of New Media; Steven Wagner, associate professor emeritus of Philosophy; and David Wilson, professor of Geography, African American Studies, and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
November 12, 2009
Gallery Conversation with KAM education coordinator Andrea Ferber, following the IPRH Film Series screening of Brazil (1985), directed by Terry Gilliam