Alum Trevor Paglen at Extra City Kunsthal in Belgium

15 Oct, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at Extra City Kunsthal in Belgium

Trevor Paglen's work is in the exhibit "Extra States: Nations in Liquidation" at Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerpen. The exhibit, curated by iLiana Fokianaki, will be open from September 22 to December 16, 2018.

From the exhibit description:

The year 2018 marks a decade of internal crises for EU member states. As a result, the EU is experiencing crisis on a supra-state level, not only due to the invisible powers of multinational capitalism and unelected supra-state bodies, but also due to the lack of vision in national governance.

Extra States aims to look at the concept of the state, from the locale of the West, as the topos of its birth and development following the Treaty of Westphalia that introduced a state model replicated throughout the world. The exhibition works to operate as a mirror of present manifestations of the state, tracing the disintegration of the modern nation-state, now a liquid, fluid and opaque concept, not concrete enough to discern its responsibilities and powers, but solid enough to enforce borders, to impose fiscal and legislative claims over its citizens and to operate as a tool for neo-fascism’s claim to power.

Paglen's work will be joined by the work of Sven Augustijnen, Dora Budor, Chto Delat, Goldin+Senneby, Núria Güell, Femke Herregraven, Sanja Iveković, Sophie Jung, Kapwani Kiwanga, Metahaven, Nástio Mosquito, Anton Vidokle and Pelin Tan.

Read more at the Extra City website here.