Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns
2014·Santa Fe, New Mexico
by Carter, Clair C. et al.
Santa Fe, New Mexico: Radius Books / Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014. Hardcover. VG. Black paper cardboard boards, 126 pp., BW & color illus. Issued in conjunction with an exhibition of art depicting secrets and covert operations. "Following the tragedies of September 11, 2001, contemporary artists such as Ahmed Basiony, Thomas Demand, Harun Farocki, Jenny Holzer, Trevor Paglen and Taryn Simon urgently pursued the complicated intersection of freedom, security, secrecy, power and violence. 'Covert operations: Investigating the known unknowns' features 13 international artists who have collected and revealed unreported information on subjects ranging from classified military sites and reconnaissance satellites to border and immigration surveillance, terrorist profiling, narcotics and human trafficking, illegal extradition flights and nuclear weapons. Among the other contributing artists are Anne-Marie Schleiner, Luis Hernandez Galvan, David Taylor, David Gurman, Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0, Hasan Elahi, and Kerry Tribe." With essays by Clair C. Carter, Sandra S. Phillips, and Dana Priest.
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