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Trevor Paglen Blogs for the Fotomuseum Winterthur

31 Mar 2014

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Since March 1st, Quiet Earth artist, Trevor Paglen has been blogging for Fotomuseum Winterthur as part of their ongoing series Still Searching: An Online Discourse on Photography. Paglen will be posting until April 15th, 2014.

If you have time to explore the site further, be sure to check out past entries by a number of contemporary artists who deal with photography, including Comic Future‘s Walead Beshty.

Trevor Paglen at Frieze London

17 Oct 2013

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For those of you lucky enough to be in London for Frieze this weekend, make sure to stop by Altman Siegel‘s booth to see artist Trevor Paglen’s new work: Prototype for a Nonfunctional Satellite. Paglen, whose work is currently part of Ballroom’s Quiet Earth exhibition in New York, is one of the most cerebral contemporary artists, examining topics as varied as geography, the United States military, and space travel.

The kinetic sculpture and model, Prototype, represents a significant departure for Paglen (least of all because he is primarily known as a photographer). As noted by the gallery, while Paglen usually documents “the clandestine world of covert military operations,” here “he is using the engineering funded by this vast military industrial complex to create public sculpture. Thus, drawing our attention to the non-military potential of technology.”
Paglen transforms what would usually be viewed as a scientific object, into a work of art; consciously putting “aerospace engineering into conversation with the legacy of minimalist sculpture, earthworks, and formalism in general.” And like most works of art, it really should be experienced in person (but a .gif is good too).

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Kris Works and Tevin Grouse led all scorers and Works was chosen player of the game.

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The city’s acting fire chief has said crews are stringing a cable through the railcars and securing it to bulldozers on land.