For Reasons of State Angelique Campens, Erica Cooke, Steven Lam

Series:
Independent Study Program
Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
03 Feb 2009
ISBN:
9780300146943
Imprint:
Whitney Museum of American Art
Dimensions:
48 pages: 254 x 190mm
Illustrations:
35 b-w illus.

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For Reasons of State examines how our ability to function as a democracy is compromised by governmental secrecy. Looking at contemporary art, the book explores notions of institutional concealment through the work of such artists as the Bureau of Inverse Technology, Jenny Holzer, Lin + Lam, Mark Lombardi, Trevor Paglen, and Susan Schluppi—all of whom provide the public with a new way of looking at information that is otherwise censored or misrepresented due to government or corporate influence.

Angelique Campens is an independent curator and critic based in New York. Erica Cooke is an independent curator and writer based in New York. Steven Lam is an artist and independent curator and teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York.