Global Control and Censorship, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok
Global Control and Censorship
26.01.2018 – 01.03.2018
Opening: 26.01.2018 / 18.00
Venue: Arsenal Gallery, ul. A. Mickiewicza 2, Białystok
Artists: Hamra Abbas, Selma Alaçam, Halil Altındere, Daniel G. Andújar, Osman Bozkurt, James Bridle, Alice Cavoukdjian dite Galli, Michael Grudziecki, KIT – KASTEL, Fréderic Krauke, Marc Lee, Virginia Mastrogiannaki, Erik Mátrai, Chris Oakley, Ruben Pater, Dan Perjovschi, Ma Qiusha, R.E.P., Oliver Ressler, Bernhard Serexhe, Christian Sievers, Kota Takeuchi, Wilko Thiele, Ivar Veermäe, Alex Wenger & Max-Gerd Retzlaff,
Curators: Bernhard Serexhe, Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás
Collaboration on the part of Gallery: Eliza Urwanowicz-Rojecka
Knowledge is power. And power is possessed especially by whoever controls the flow of information. This applies particularly in digital culture, where all the information in the World Wide Web can be manipulated, uncontrolled.
For a long time, a hope for new forms of democratic participation arose from the use of these digital instruments, but recently they have been misused as the ideal door opener for the surveillance of billions of people. Democratic states have long reserved the right to spy even on their »friends«, in all military, economic, and social aspects, and on all levels: governments, organizations, NGOs, and individual citizens are all under surveillance.