Visibility Machines: on view through March 14

Curated by Niels Van Tomme, Visibility Machines explores the unique roles artists Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen play as meticulous observers of the global military industrial complex. Investigating forms of military surveillance, espionage, war-making, and weaponry, Farocki and Paglen each examine the deceptive and clandestine ways in which military projects have deeply transformed, and politicized, our relationship to images and the realities they appear to represent. More»

Charles Palermo: Art History Lecture 3/3 at 6pm

Join Gallery 400 and the UIC Art History and English Departments as we welcome art historian Charles Palermo to present a public lecture titled "Photography and Modernism." Palermo argues that a tension exists in writing about photography between a desire for presence and a desire for autonomy. He explores the notion of authorial intention, which is held to be a feature of photography's claim to art-status. Palermo is director of Film and Media Studies and Associate Professor of Modern Art History at the College of William and Mary. More» 

Does the world exist, if I am not watching it? screening 3/4 at 7pm

Co-curated with Chicago Filmmakers, Does the world exist, if I am not watching it? is inspired by the work of Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen in the exhibition Visibility Machines. Join us as we probe the deceptive and clandestine ways in which military projects have deeply transformed and politicized our relationship to images and the realities they appear to represent. The films and videos featured in this screening employ poetically observant images to make connections between personal experience and public memory, ultimately asserting themselves as counter-narratives to their own creation. More»