Living in the Times of Everyday Surveillance: Powerful Exhibition Opens at East-Wing, Dubai

East-Wing was founded in Doha, Qatar in 2012, with the aim of developing a platform for contemporary photography, keeping a keen eye on original projects by unique talents. After running a successful physical gallery space in Dubai from 2014 – 2018, East Wing made the decision to move its work onto digital platforms such as, Artsy, social media portals, and occasional pop-up presentations, in order to explore new ways of presenting photography to a global audience.

Dubai –  Surveillance.02 is presented and hosted by East Wing, and will run March 12 through April 30, 2015. Surveillance.02 comprises the work of seven interdisciplinary artists whose practices incorporate camera, satellite, and drone to question corporate and state surveillance, and energy production. It represents the second in a series we initiated over a year ago in New York City. Fueled by curiosity, anger, and humor, these nervy artists are exploring wide-ranging methods and effects of surveillance, and remixing their findings as commentary. In particular, they are grappling with the human side of the global war on terror, exposing humanity’s permanent wounding of the environment, and engaging with systems of power and control. At the center of the tensions and anxieties they pursue are the major tangles of convenience & privacy, individual & type, freedom & security. The presenting artists are: Massimo Berruti — Hidden Wounds Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin — Shtik Fleisch Mit Tzvei Eigen Edmund Clark — Dulce et Decorum Est: Virtue Unmann’d PREMIERE! Yann Mingard — Deposit Jenny Odell — Land Marks Tomas van Houtryve — Blue Sky Days Premiering at this exhibition is a new piece by Edmund Clark titled Dulce et Decorum Est: Virtue Unmann’d, an audiovisual exploration of virtue and sacrifice in the context of drone strikes on tribal areas of Pakistan.


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