WATCHING YOU, WATCHING ME – A PHOTOGRAPHIC RESPONSE TO SURVEILLANCE
25 January - 18 February 2018 | Bozar, Centre for Fine Arts | Organized by Open Society Foundations - New York in cooperation with Privacy Salon and Bozar within the context of the 11th International Conference Computers, Privacy & Data Protection: The Internet of Bodies
Watching You, Watching Me explores the intersection between photography and surveillance. Employing a dynamic range of approaches—from documentary to conceptual practice, from appropriation to street art—10 artists provide a satellite-to-street view of the ways in which surveillance culture blurs the boundaries between the private and public realm.
The exhibition looks into how photography can be both an instrument of surveillance and a tool to expose and challenge its negative impact. In tackling the inherent difficulty of visualizing something that is meant to be both omnipresent and covert—seemingly everywhere and nowhere at the same time—the artists in this exhibition employ a dynamic range of approaches.
With works by Mari Bastashevski & Privacy International, Edu Bayer, Josh Begley, Paolo Cirio, Hasan Elahi, Andrew Hammerand, Mishka Henner, Simon Menner, Julian Roeder and Tomas van Houtryve.
Curated by Stuart Alexander, Susan Meiselasz, Yukiko Yamagata