Hito Steyerl: How Not to Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational Installation (at Andrew Kreps Gallery)

See also. #jeffkoons (at Whitney Museum of American Art)

The Museum Experience, 2014. #jeffkoons (at Whitney Museum of American Art)

at Muzeum Techniki

The famed Galeria Foksal archives; boxes designed by Krzysztof Wodiczko (at Galeria Foksal - Foksal 1/4)

#WhiBi Last Gasp (Laura Owens) (at Whitney Museum of American Art)

“The paintings are kind of primitive and amateurish, which is kind of how I remember him as president,” said Paul Chan, an artist based in New York. The initial works in particular looked as if “they were being painted by someone who had a very literal view of the world.”

+ "An Ex-President, Brush in Hand, Captures His Fellow Leaders" (New York Times, Photo: Brandon Thibodeaux )

Tumblr login screen, 2/25/2014, 9:36 pm

How Not To Be Seen. A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File, Hito Steyerl, 2013, HD video file, single screen, 14min

I am writing an essay based on this video …

Alexander McQueen: Spring/Summer 2014 campaign film
Directed by Steven Klein; starring Kate Moss

"Not only are the general, mainstream media-consuming public thinking about network security and Internet privacy—these were not topics of everyday conversation a scant four or five years ago—but it also wants to see those concerns embodied in some form. Information isn’t enough to satiate the public imagination in 2013: Photographic proof is required.
Artists, it turns out, hold a particular form of agency here …”

I selected a few ‘highlights’ of 2013 for the Frieze blog. The tyranny of choice!

(Image of the National Security Administration’s building, shot from a helicopter flying through restricted air space by artist and geographer Trevor Paglen, graces the December 23, 2013 issue of Time magazine. Courtesy Trevor Paglen)

Cory Arcangel (b. 1978), Yada, Yada, Yada, 2013

Join me (and plenty of others) at the Whitney on Tuesday, January 14th for Shared Spaces: Social Media and Museum Structures. Here’s the details:

This two-part symposium addresses the transformation of the museum in the age of social media. How does the presence of networked digital devices affect our experience of art in the museum’s galleries? In what ways do these historical shifts in the mediation of our perception reflect our beliefs about the function of the museum in our society? How can we understand the role that the numerous corporate digital platforms utilized by museums and their publics play in the presentation of art? We will explore the ways in which rapid public sharing from within the museum transforms our attitudes toward works of art and the spaces that house them, seeking to assess the stakes of this affective digital economy.

Distinguished scholars, curators, and artists discuss these questions in two sections—a panel of long-form presentations followed by a fast-paced series of short creative lecture propositions, followed by discussion among audience and participants.

Part I: Long-form Panel
6:30–7:45 pm

Opening remarks and discussion moderated by Christiane Paul.

Participants:
Jonathan Crary
Edward A. Shanken
Donna De Salvo

Part II: Micro-lectures
8–9:30 pm

Seven-minute presentations.
Discussion (moderated by Christiane Paul and Gordon Hall).

Participants:
Ben Thorp Brown
Lauren Cornell
João Enxuto and Erica Love
Sarah Hromack
Forrest Nash
Mendi and Keith Obadike
Will Pappenheimer
Brad Troemel

Shared Spaces is organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and Gordon Hall, Director of the Center for Experimental Lectures, and João Enxuto and Erica Love, Whitney Independent Study Program, 2012–2013.

This event will be utilizing a site-specific network developed by programmer and activist Dan Phiffer. Please bring your laptop or device for use.

Played with facial recognition software in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gallery One interactive during yesterday’s research trip. See also: I am a man, apparently. #latergram

#datacenterselfie (at Microsoft)