Pace returns to its physical space with an exhibition of new works by American artist Trevor Paglen. Held both at 6 Burlington Gardens and on the gallery’s digital platform, Bloom explores Paglen’s central themes of artificial intelligence, the politics of images, facial recognition technologies, and alternative futures.
Part II of our conversation with curator Omar Kholeif explores how the exhibition’s currents of bombardment, misinformation, emotion, secrecy and surveillance have flowed into the strange space of “hiatus” shaped by the Covid-19 pandemic.
If we could visit the exhibition, we would find ourselves in a labyrinth of tilting walls and shadowy spaces, conceived by Omar Kholeif and architect Todd Reisz to conceal and reveal 60 works by more than 30 artists.
A couple weeks ago I was invited by the MAXXI in Rome to attend the press conference and subsequent opening of their new exhibition, curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, Low Forms.
100+ artworks show the impact of computer and Internet technologies on artists from the mid-1960s to the present day.