WATCHED! is the publication to accompany the exhibition Watched! Surveillance, Art and Photography, which reflects on the complexities of contemporary surveillance, with a specific attention to photography. The exhibition will be on display until October 2, 2016 at the Hasselblad Center located in the Gothenburg Museum of Art.
During the exhibition the curators Louise Wolthers, Dragana Vujanovic and Niclas Östlind initiate side events and talks with the artists on the question: How can art and visual theory contribute to the understanding of our current surveillance society? [more]
Participating artists: Meriç Algün Ringborg, Jason E. Bowman, James Bridle, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Tina Enghoff, Alberto Frigo, Mishka Henner, Marco Poloni, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Hito Steyerl.
Curators: Louise Wolthers, Dragana Vujanovic and Niclas Östlin
WATCHED! is part of a research project on surveillance, art, and photography in Europe after the millennium, initiated by Louise Wolthers, Head of Research at the Hasselblad Foundation. The accompanying book, published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, contains artworks by forty artists including Pending Work#4 of Alex Mirutziu, as well as in-depth essays on surveillance by leading scholars within the field.
The exhibition and the book are collaborations between the Hasselblad Foundation, Valand Academy, Kunsthal Aarhus, Galleri Image, ARoS and C/O Berlin.
About Hasselblad Foundation:
Erna and Victor Hasselblad’s Foundation was established in 1979. The Foundation aims to promote research and academic teaching in the natural sciences and photography. This is achieved by awarding stipends in the natural sciences and photography, the Hasselblad Award, photographic research and photography exhibitions. Since 1999, there is also a research library, currently the only photography book library in Sweden.