Artworks: The Grid

The architectural design of the exhibition based on a grid-like structure where poles were used for visitors to navigate through. Prévieux’s Patterns of Life is one of 28 works shown in The Grid tracing the inversions that mark the relationship between man and machine. Patterns of Life enacts more than a century of evolving technologies in tracking human behavior, from reorganizing the factory floor to today’s “activity-based intelligence” in the “war on terror.”

Historical artworks call for a reinterpretation of early conceptual art’s concern with quantification, its “aesthetics of bureaucracy,” and the deconstruction of the self in light of current data collection and self-quantification. The artists address issues with certain technologies such as pattern recognition, the genealogy of quantification, anomaly detection, cartographic objectification, and the epistemology of the “nervous” network, among others.

Artworks by: Vito Acconci, Timo Arnall, Mari Bastashevski, Emma Charles, Mike Crane, Arthur Eisenson, Harun Farocki, Charles Gaines, Melanie Gilligan, Goldin+Senneby, Avery F. Gordon, Laurent Grasso, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Douglas Huebler, On Kawara, Korpys / Löffler, Lawrence Liang, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Henrik Olesen, Julien Prévieux, Jon Rafman, Miljohn Ruperto, RYBN.ORG, Dierk Schmidt, Eyal Sivan & Audrey Maurion, Deborah Stratman, Alex Verhaest, Gwenola Wagon & Stéphane Degoutin, Stephen Willats and others.

Watch curator overviews on the works in The Grid: