Opening tonight in the gallery (“in” is maybe not the right word…) is a very special exhibition curated by Sarah Eastman, Zoe MacNeil, and Meredith Stewart, in conjunction with the Art History Graduate Student Society conference, Access/Restriction.
Tracking Systems brings together three contemporary artists whose work investigates information tracking systems. Andrea Campbell’s Surveillant Assemblage (2007, 2008, 2009) (2011), and Thomas Kneubühler’s Guard #2 (Kirk) (2006) focus attention on the relationship between information and the body in a world where surveillance systems constantly track our movements. Guillermo Trejo uses printmaking as a tool to create his own tracking system by tracing relationships between words and phrases on encyclopedia pages in Universal (2013-14). By exploring the material operations of information tracking systems within our society, the works in this exhibition reveal the vast networks of visible and invisible actors engaged in data accumulation projects.
Congratulations to the curators on their excellent, thought-provoking exhibition!
Come to the gallery tonight at 7 p.m. to check out the show and hear the Keynote Address for Access/Restriction, an artist talk by Thomas Kneubühler. The conference takes place on Saturday, 8 March, and you can check out the speaker schedule here.
Image: Thomas Kneubühler, Guard #2 (Kirk), 2006. Photo print on aluminum panel.