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Trevor Paglen

METRO PICTURES, New York

View of "Trevor Paglen" at Metro Pictures, New York, 2015.
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Laura McLean-Ferris

The evidence that we live in a dystopia is mostly swept out of sight, and kept out of mind. So let’s be clear that Trevor Paglen is engaged in a form of politically urgent visual labor. His work, most notably in photography, has given visual texture to a very real,... continue reading
“A Trip to the Moon”

PROYECTOS MONCLOVA, Mexico City

Christodoulos Panayiotou, The Invention of Antiquity, 2012.
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Chris Sharp

Despite the possession of a rich literary pedigree, the good old chicken-or-egg quandary of fact or fiction seems to receive limited play if not in the Latin American context, then the Mexican context of contemporary art (and by literary, I mean of course Julio Cortázar, and even more importantly, Jorge... continue reading
“Transmissions”

ALTMAN SIEGEL, San Francisco

View of “Transmissions,” Altman Siegel, San Francisco, 2013.
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Tara McDowell

“Transmissions” is the second of two back-to-back group shows at Altman Siegel. Gallery manager McIntyre Parker curated the first, which he titled after a line in a poem by Matthea Harvey: “O the sleeping bag contains the body but not the dreaming head.” In contrast to such titular loquaciousness,... continue reading
Trevor Paglen

METRO PICTURES, New York

View of Trevor Paglen at Metro Pictures, New York, 2013.
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Stephen Squibb

Politics is similar to art in that both are often reduced to questions of representation. The question of who or what is being represented by who or what; the question of whether this representation is legitimate or effective; and most importantly, the belief that the most important work is simply... continue reading

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