The Museum für Fotografie in Berlin is hosting an opening reception for Watching You, Watching Me: A Photographic Response to Surveillance, organized by the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project in partnership with Kunstbibliothek—Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Watching You, Watching Me explores how photography can be both an instrument of surveillance and a tool to expose and challenge its negative impact. Employing a dynamic range of approaches, the 10 exhibition artists provide a satellite-to-street view of the ways surveillance culture blurs the boundaries between the private and public realm.
- Mari Bastashevski & Privacy International, It’s Nothing Personal
- Edu Bayer, Qaddafi Intelligence Room
- Josh Begley, Plain Sight: The Visual Vernacular of NYPD Surveillance
- Paolo Cirio, Street Ghosts
- Hasan Elahi, Thousand Little Brothers
- Andrew Hammerand, The New Town
- Mishka Henner, Dutch Landscapes
- Simon Menner, Images from the Secret Stasi Archives
- Julian Roeder, Mission and Task
- Tomas van Houtryve, Blue Sky Days
Watching You, Watching Me is part of an institutional collaboration between the Museum für Fotografie and C/O Berlin to present three thematically related exhibitions in Berlin exploring the topic of surveillance and photography from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Watching You, Watching Me: A Photographic Response to Surveillance and The Field Has Eyes: Images of the Surveillant Gaze will be on view at the Museum für Fotografie from February 17 to July 2, 2017, and Watched! Surveillance, Art & Photography will be on view at C/O Berlin from February 18 to April 23, 2017.
The exhibitions will be accompanied by a series of public programs, including a “Meet the Curators” talk and a program of film screenings at C/O Berlin curated by the Verzio International Documentary Human Rights Film Festival. For a full schedule of public programs and tours, please visit the Museum für Fotografie and C/O Berlin websites.
Since its inception in 1998, Moving Walls has featured approximately 200 photographers whose works address a variety of social justice and human rights issues that coincide with the Open Society Foundations mission. Watching You, Watching Me is the 22nd installation of the Moving Walls exhibition series.
Museum für Fotografie, Jebensstraße 2, 10623 Berlin, Germany