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A six-month long online program exploring the role of the hidden in our apparently “open” society.

Information technologies are supposed to increase our access to knowledge, making the world more legible, while undermining ignorance and superstition. But sometimes the feeling prevails that we have entered a new dark age of black boxes, projections, and paranoia. Techno-culture is obsessed with the unseen, the inaccessible, the known-unknown. Open Secret pursues things that are obscured–through artistic commissions, a suite of essays by leading thinkers, and an intensive public program dedicated to critical reappraisal of the digital infrastructures that organize civic life. With new contributions released on a monthly basis, the Open Secret website will bring together art, technology, politics, and new patterns of exchange.

Featuring Nora Al-Badri, Erick Beltran, Tara Isabella Burton, Caroline Busta, Jennifer Chan, Wendy Chun, Joshua Citarella, Andres Cséfalvay, Inland (Ed Davenport), Constant Dullaart, Orit Halpern, Adam Harvey, Vladan Joler, Kateřina Krtilová, Lauren Lee McCarthy, Lukáš Likavčan, Jen Liu, Eva and Franco Mattes, Tom McCarthy, Lisa Messeri, New Models, Lisa Rave, Rachel Rossin, Caroline Sinders, and Charles Stankievech

Curators: Nadim Samman, curator digital sphere, in collaboration with Katja Zeidler, head of education & mediation

Image: Joshua Citarella, Choose Your Future, 2021. Still from the website; Courtney the artist


To the project HERE

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