[spectre] Internet Photography - Paolo Cirio’s artworks on view at Berlin’s photography museums.

Paolo Cirio press at paolocirio.net
Sat Feb 11 02:28:38 CET 2017

*Press Release - 11 Feb. 2017. Berlin.*

*Paolo Cirio’s **Internet Photography artworks on view at Berlin’s
photography museums.*

Paolo Cirio’s artwork will be on view in two upcoming major exhibitions at
the *C/O Berlin* and *Museum für Fotografie*. Both of his series reflect on
surveillance and privacy by combining photography, Internet and street art.

*Street Ghosts* will be installed inside and outside the *Museum für
Fotografie *with four artworks on its facade and entrance. Photos of
individuals appropriated from Google Street View are affixed at the exact
physical spot from where they were taken on Jebensstraße 2, 10623 Berlin.


*Overexposed* will be presented at the *C/O Museum* with three framed works
painted on photo paper combined with several street art posters. The large
installation at Amerika Haus will present unauthorized selfies and photos
of Keith Alexander (NSA), John Brennan (CIA), and James Comey (FBI).


You are invited to *Watching You, Watching Me. A Photographic Response to
Surveillance* at the *Museum für Fotografie* (February 17 – July 2, 2017)
and *Watched! Surveillance Art & Photography* at *C/O Berlin* (February 18
– April 23, 2017).



Cirio’s unique photo practice corresponds precisely to the approaches of
these two shows that tackle and investigate the social and political
trajectories of surveillance in correlation with art photography.
Ultimately, his several works and exhibitions on photography led him to
coin the definition of *Internet Photography*,

*From The Photographers’ Gallery London: *“*Internet Photography*
investigates the renewed role of the photographic medium as it impacts the
formation and understanding of personal memory and social realities.
Capturing the Internet photographically means positioning the camera inside
databases, screens, networks, and algorithms.”


Specifically, with the latest project *Obscurity*, Cirio articulated “The
cultural and social norms regarding how we want to appear and communicate
online still need to be formed. Matters of exposure, shame, humiliation,
and stalking in addition to transparency, obscurity, accountability,
privacy, and surveillance have yet to be civilized in the new space we live


Paolo Cirio takes on this multifaceted shifting of the ethics, aesthetics,
potentials, dangers and contradictions of *Internet Photography*. As his
photography practice extends to unprecedented fields, questioning the
previously established cultural, economic and political implications of
photos that circulate within the Internet.

Further exhibitions with works of *Internet Photography* by Paolo Cirio in

- *Haifa Museum of Art*, *AnonymiX: The End of the Privacy Era* with *Street
Ghosts* will open on February 18

- *Münchner Stadt Museum,* *Images of Surveillance *with* Overexposed* will
open on March 24

- *Real Art Ways* in Connecticut for *Nothing to Hide *with* Street Ghosts*
opens on March 4

- *Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art of Luxembourg* with
*Overexposed* and *Obscurity
*opens on April 6

*- DOX Centre for Contemporary Art *for *Big Bang Data* with *Obscurity*
opens on April 6

Recent exhibitions with works of *Internet Photography* in 2016:

- *ICP Museum* in NYC for *Public, Private, Secret *with* Overexposed *

- *AEC Museum* in Linz for *Out of Control* with *Face to Facebook* and

- *FotoFocus Biennial* in Cincinnati for Wave Pool with *Street Ghosts*

*- **Hong Kong City Hall* for Microwave festival with* Street Ghosts*

Among many others exhibitions worldwide.

*Recent three Solo-Shows with Internet Photography in 2016:*

*- International Kunstverein Luxembourg with Street Ghosts*

<https://paolocirio.net/press/soloshow_luxembourg_street-ghosts.php> *

*- NOME Gallery in Turin with Street Ghosts, Overexposed and Obscurity*


*- NOME Gallery in NYC with Street Ghosts, Overexposed and Obscurity*

<https://paolocirio.net/press/soloshow_NYC_private.php> *
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