TREVOR PAGLEN: SITES UN­SEEN

Philippine Tatler - - CONCIERGE -

SMITH­SO­NIAN AMER­I­CAN ART MU­SEUM, WASH­ING­TON 21 JUNE TO 6 JAN­UARY

The first ma­jor ca­reer sur­vey of the Amer­i­can­born, Ber­lin­based con­cep­tual artist of­fers an un­set­tling look into top­ics such as sur­veil­lance, state se­crecy, data col­lec­tion, and pri­vacy in con­tem­po­rary so­ci­ety. The mu­seum’s cu­ra­tor for pho­tog­ra­phy, John Ja­cob, has drawn to­gether 93 of Paglen’s works of pho­tog­ra­phy, video, sculp­ture, and found ob­jects, in­clud­ing a new in­stal­la­tion of video and images made us­ing fa­cial-recog­ni­tion al­go­rithms. amer­i­ca­nart.si.edu

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