From the satellite to the street, photography has become a major instrument of surveillance, but it is also a great tool to expose and challenge its negative impact. Ten artists are exploring this new reality in Watching You, Watching Me, a provocative photo exhibition I thought you may want to cover.
Watching You, Watching Me shows the ways in which surveillance culture blurs the boundaries between the private and public realm. Their use of photography includes a dynamic range of artistic approaches—from documentary to conceptual practice and from appropriation to street art. More details on the artists work is available here.
The exhibition will run from 25 January to 18 February at BOZAR, with evening launch events on 25 January from 19.00.
To open the exhibition, two of the featured artists, Mari Bastashevski and Julian Roeder, will lead hour-long roundtables during which participants from across various sectors will contribute to a conversation around threats to privacy, freedom of speech and expression, the legality around surveillance topics and more.
The exhibition is organized by Open Society Foundations - New York in cooperation with BOZAR and Privacy Salon and is featured as part of 2018 Privacytopia events that are taking place in Brussels alongside the International Conference Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP): The Internet of Bodies.