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Culture, The Exhibitionist Trevor Paglen: Pioneering Ways to View the Invisible

Trevor Paglen: Pioneering Ways to View the Invisible

Every year, San Francisco's own Electronic Frontier Foundation toasts the brightest stars of the online world at its Pioneer Awards, which honor "leaders on the electronic frontier who are extending freedom and innovation in the realm of information technology."…
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Calendar, Night&Day You Mean It’s True? Damn.

You Mean It’s True? Damn.

Trevor Paglen documents democracy's most obscure swamps: secret testing installations that don't appear on maps, extraordinary rendition centers run by the military in lawless corners of the world. While these subjects are often the disreputable domain of conspiracy thrillers and…
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Calendar, Night&Day The War Area

The War Area

Everybody who comes across Trevor Paglen's art loves it, except the U.S. military. It would like him to quietly disappear. For his art is to expose portions of military business that are hidden, either through distance or paperwork, often using…
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Calendar, Night&Day This Is Not a Military Hangar

This Is Not a Military Hangar

One thing President Barack Obama’s lauded “transparency” will never clear up is our black empire, the classified assemblage of secret sites, operations, and agencies that gobbles up billions of taxpayer dollars every year but doesn’t exist, at least to civilians…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

The shadowy world of classified military projects, which accounts for $32 billion a year in funding, is a curious place. The people involved can’t tell you anything about it -- they’d have to kill you -- but they like to…
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Artists Insight: Making the Invisible Visible

Join Dark Matters: Artists See the Impossible exhibition artist, activist and experimental geographer Trevor Paglen in a presentation of his work. Explore the visibility of the unseen, including Paglen’s The Black Sites series, which unveils top secret military and internment…
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