Artwork Loans

Trevor Paglen on Loan to Museum of Contemporary Photography

January 12, 2020
January 16 – March 13, 2020
Museum of Contemporary Photography
at Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Trevor Paglen
Digital & Electronic Art
Trevor Paglen, Behold these Glorious Times! detail, 2017, single-channel digital video. © Trevor Paglen, video still by Metro Pictures and Trevor Paglen.

In Real Life at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), Columbia College Chicago seeks to examine the real-world impact of computer vision. On loan from the Thoma Foundation is Trevor Paglen’s video artwork Behold these Glorious Times!, an amalgam of user-uploaded videos and images which the artist has crafted into a haunting commentary on our willingness to surrender information to artificially intelligent programs.

In Real Life is organized by MoCP executive director Natasha Egan. Artists include Stephanie Dinkins, Trevor Paglen, Leo Selvaggio, Maija Tammi, José Orlando Villatoro, Xu Bing, and Liam Young.

For more information, visit MoCP’s website.

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Trevor Paglen, Behold these Glorious Times! detail, 2017, single-channel digital video. © Trevor Paglen, video still by Metro Pictures and Trevor Paglen.