Watching You, Watching Me Exhibit: Public Programs
Watching You, Watching Me—the 22nd installment of the Open Society Foundations’ Moving Walls exhibition—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 in which surveillance culture blurs the boundaries between the private and public realm.
Tuesday, November 4
Open House & Artist Talks
Join us on opening day of the exhibition for an open house and artist talk series at Open Society Foundations–New York. The artist talk series will continue into the evening with additional programming at the Penumbra Foundation. Detailed schedule below:
- Mari Bastashevski
- Simon Menner
- Edu Bayer
Looking Down, From Up Above
- Julian Roeder
- Andrew Hammerand
- Mishka Henner
- Tomas van Houtryve
- Paolo Cirio
Presented in partnership with Penumbra Foundation’s artist lecture program, the Penumbra Lecture Series. The series brings to life the work of featured photographers and other notable guests, offering a unique opportunity to engage with them about their work and process in an intimate setting. Moderated by Harper’s Magazine art director Stacey D. Clarkson.
Thursday, November 13
Surveillance Photography: Personal, Public, and Profit
Presented in partnership with the School of Visual Arts Master of Professional Studies in Digital Photography. In an age of pervasive public monitoring and personal sharing, can individual privacy really exist? The advent of drone and smartphone photography, metadata mining, and wearable cameras has had an effect on anyone who walks down a street, uses email, posts a video, or searches online for companionship. This panel features Watching You, Watching Me artists Andrew Hammerand and Josh Begley, as well as artist Hye-Ryoung Min and representatives from Placemeter and Narrative Clip.
Time: 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Location: SVA Amphitheater
Wednesday, November 19
- Hasan Elahi
- Josh Begley
This conversation is the final installment of our four-part artist talk series.
Thursday, November 20
Enabling Repression, Exporting Surveillance, and Silencing Dissent
Privacy International discusses the impact of the surveillance technology industry and releases a new report, Private Interests: Monitoring Central Asia, detailing its investigation into the sale of surveillance technologies to Central Asian governments.
Taking a Closer Look at Surveillance Culture Through Photography
A new exhibit explores how photography has been used both as an instrument of surveillance and as a tool to document, expose, and challenge the impact of surveillance on basic freedoms.
National Security and Human Rights
Rebuilding and Resilience: 20 Years Since 9/11
On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Open Society shares reflections from partners on the road traveled since—and the hard work still ahead.
19 Shameful Years
Torture’s Terrible Toll
The horror stories emanating from Guantanamo Bay shock the conscience. It is long past time to close the prison.