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Artist in Focus gallery, Level 5, Te PapaCurrent Exhibition
Who’s watching who? Simon Denny uses material leaked by Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, to tackle issues of mass surveillance and national identity. What does privacy mean in an online world? What are the implications of New Zealand’s role in the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence alliance with the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia? And why does the United States’ NSA employ a Creative Director?
The historic Marciana Library was the backdrop to Secret Power’s debut at the 2015 Venice Biennale. It’s a reminder that control, power, and the value of knowledge are in fact age-old issues.
These works were part of the Secret Power installation commissioned for the 2015 Venice Biennale by Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa in partnership with Te Papa. We continue in this role in 2017: nzatvenice.com