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Trevor Paglen: The Shape of Clouds

Pace Gallery / Geneva / Art

“The right to make images is an important right,” said the artist, author, and geographer Trevor Paglen in 2018, “and an important right to insist upon.” Paglen probes a subject that is elusive, omniscient, and not a little menacing: mass surveillance and data collection. A drone in the sun, a restricted government complex at night—Paglen’s images are reminders of shadow realities that do exist. In “The Shape of Clouds” he takes on facial recognition technology and computer intelligence. —L.J.

Pace Gallery Quai des Bergues 15, 1201 Genève, Switzerland
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