Posts Tagged ‘Trevor Paglen’

Trevor Paglen at Altman Siegel Gallery

Trevor Paglen. Circles, 2015 (video still); video; 12:00. Courtesy of the Artist and Altman Siegel, San Francisco.

From our partners at Art Practical, today we bring you a review of Trevor Paglen’s current exhibition at Altman Siegel Gallery in San Francisco. Author John Zarobell writes, “[The work] represents both a bit of art-historical posturing and an active response to government surveillance that allows viewers to imagine an alternative to our current condition. Perhaps a gallery is as good a place as any to[…..]

Dreams and Disillusion in the Met’s After the Gold Rush

Well, I dreamed I saw the silver spaceships flying In the yellow haze of the sun There were children crying and colors flying All around the chosen ones All in a dream, all in a dream – Neil Young, After the Gold Rush, 1970 Recent contemporary photography, particularly examples frequenting the walls of major museums, often seems drained of political poignancy, given over instead to[…..]

Seeing is Believing: An Interview with Trevor Paglen

Recent advancements in technology such as Google Earth and street-view, has given anyone with a computer and an internet connection the ability to collapse time and space. It is easy to sit in the comfort of your home and within just a few seconds, virtually place yourself anywhere in the world, that Google has imaged. This uniquely 21st century way of seeing may be relatively[…..]