Tag Archives: Trevor Paglen

Installation view of Trevor Paglen's show at Metro Pictures.COURTESY METRO PICTURES, NEW YORK

They’re Watching Us In Museums: Trevor Paglen’s Show at Metro Pictures Takes on Surveillance

Last Thursday afternoon, I received an email from the artist Trevor Paglen. I’ll respect his privacy and not reveal the contents of the message, or the Gmail account he uses, but I’ll tell you about his sign-off. Instead of the … Read More

Still from the trailer for Trevor Paglen's upcoming Metro Pictures show.

Here’s a Creepy Trailer for Trevor Paglen’s Upcoming Show at Metro Pictures

Trevor Paglen’s photographs often seem very peaceful—until you realize that what you are looking at are very aestheticized views of surveillance technology. With a new exhibition of Paglen’s work coming to Metro Pictures in September, the Chelsea gallery has released … Read More

Suzanne Treister, "Post-Surveillance Art," 2014, posters.

Regarding Peeping Toms and Security Cameras: SEVEN Ponders ‘Post-Surveillance Art’

Art fair previews are all about seeing and being seen. Come for the art, stay for people-watching. How fitting it is that SEVEN, a collaborative seven-gallery show at Williamsburg’s The Boiler, is an anti-fair in the truest sense. Like yesterday’s … Read More

Anderson Ranch in Aspen, Colorado.


Ryan Trecartin, Alec Soth, Frank Stella Included in Lineup for Anderson Ranch’s 2015 Summer Series

Aspen, Colorado’s renowned artist community Anderson Ranch has announced its lineup for its eight-week Featured Artists & Conversations Series, which brings together artists, critics, collectors, and curators together to participate in panel discussions, Q&As, and lectures.This year, participating artists include … Read More

Screenshot of the homepage of Seven on Seven's website.

Ai Weiwei, Camille Henrot, Instagram Founder Mike Krieger, More Will Participate in Rhizome’s Seven on Seven Conference

Rhizome, the online art and technology organization, announced the line-up today for its annual Seven on Seven conference, in which seven artists are paired with seven technologists, who then create works together over the course of one day, present them to … Read More

Circles by Trevor Paglen, an aerial view of GCHQ in the UK.


Morning Links: NSA Art Edition

St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum will open a satellite in Moscow with a focus on contemporary art. The museum could be open as early as 2018. [The Art Newspaper]China is the world’s largest market for Modern art with 30.6% of total … Read More

Arne Svenson, accused of being a Peeping Tom, used a telephoto lens to shoot through uncovered windows. The Neighbors #11 (detail), 2012, pigment print. ©ARNE SVENSON/COURTESY JULIE SAUL GALLERY, NEW YORK

When Does Surveillance Art Cross the Line?

Changes in technology and conventions are raising questions about what it means to invade others’ privacy in the name of art Read More

Trevor Paglen, National Reconnaissance Office, 2013, digital photograph. COURTESY TREVOR PAGLEN AND WIKIMEDIA COMMONS.

Photographer Trevor Paglen Named Winner of the 2014 EFF Pioneer Award

Artist, journalist, geographer, and author Trevor Paglen has won the 2014 EFF Pioneer Award for his counter-surveillance photography, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has announced.The award—given yearly by the EFF, a nonprofit organization devoted to defending civil rights in the … Read More


The Art World’s Game of Drones

Drones are turning up in museums and galleries as objects of fascination and critique Read More

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D.C. for ETs: Sci-fi Archeology at the Corcoran

An alien’s-eye view of Washington’s ruins, via Ellen Harvey Read More

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42. Cat Piano, designed and described by Athanasius Kircher in his book Musurgia Universalis, 1650. Illustrated in La Nature, 1883.

Engravings for the E.T. in All of Us

A small silicon disc on a space-bound satellite is a giant leap for public art–whether or not the aliens actually get it Read More

Tom Sachs’s studio team prepares for his reenactment of a trip to Mars at the Park Avenue Armory.

Out of this World

Space travel has become an obsession among contemporary artists who are reenacting journeys to Mars, making replicas of astronaut gear, and even training with NASA Read More


Remaking the Map

Blending fact, fantasy, and a dose of social commentary, artists are charting the world in new and unusual ways. Read More