The exhibition investigates politics of regulation of visibility and invisibility and their fields of application. Along with mass surveillance, policies of secrecy reveal themselves in the forthcoming trade agreement, or informal practices such as lobbying, shadow exchanges and shadow banks. In this context, invisibility becomes a privilege which guarantees greater room to manoeuvre for an economised politics, compounded by bio-political control and digital surveillance. The artists’ works investigate categories of interpretive sovereignty and power of definition in the context of aesthetic, ideological and technological domains and questions the aesthetic manoeuvres by which classification systems are broken down. To what extent are aesthetic practices themselves subject to these mechanisms?
Anna Artaker and Meike S. Gleim, Silvia Beck, Burak Delier, Francis Hunger, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Susan Schuppli, Juliane Zelwies
Curated by Sabine Winkler