WATCHED! SURVEILLANCE ART & PHOTOGRAPHY AT C/O BERLIN | 18 feb -23 apr 2017
Obscured Classified Document is on show at the exhibition Watched! Surveillance Art & Photography in C/O Berlin, which examines the complexities of modern surveillance with a focus on photography and visual media. The Berlin exhibition presents works by 15 international artists. Organized in cooperation with the Hasselblad Foundation, Valand Academy, Kunsthal Aarhus, and C/O Berlin.
YOUR WEEKLY PRESIDENT | feb 2017
Currently much work goes into finalizing Your Weekly President, after working on it for more than 427 weeks. Your Weekly President is a contemplative reflection on 8 years in office of the first black president of the United States.
YOUR WEEKLY PRESIDENT (2008-2017)
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Willem Popelier is an artist working with photography. His focus is on the mechanisms and politics of representation. He researches the generally accepted ways in which portraits are used, and how identity is represented and perceived through photography. Thus his focus is mostly on popular culture, the ubiquitous image and its effects on society.
His work is exhibited worldwide, published in magazines such as C Photo and Foam Magazine, awarded with several prizes including a C/O Berlin Talent, a Bronze Medal for Best Book Design from all over the World, and nominated for the ICP Infinity Award and the Prix Pictet, among others.
Blog: The Obvious Portrait
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