10.19.2005

If It’s Too Bad To Be True, It Could Be DISINFORMATION

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Date/Time: 19/10/2005 12:00 am


If It’s Too Bad To Be True, It Could Be DISINFORMATION
curated by Mercedes Vicente
Artists: Paul Chan, Marcelo Expósito, neuroTransmitter, Martha Rosler,
The Speculative Archive / Julia Meltzer and David Thorne,
The Yes Men, 0100101110101101.ORG
Opening Reception: October 19th, 6-8pm
Apex Art
291 Church Street
(between Walker and White)
New York, NY 10013 USA
October 19 – November 26, 2005

Exploring the complex relationship between mass media and global
corporate culture, artists use the strategies of grassroots activism
(installation, poster, video, radio, and internet art) to demand freedom
of information rights and bring forward what is being omitted.
Disinformation is designed to manipulate true information or, as Noam
Chomsky writes, to “manufacture consent.” The use of disinformation to
protect and advance the interests of global capital is common practice
today. While not entitled to provide false information, our legislation
allows the mass media to lie by omission, ruling out any news that
might damage its interests. Exploring the complicated relationship
between mass media and global corporate culture, this exhibition
brings together artists, activists, grassroots media, and hacker
collectives that have emerged to bring awareness and transparency to
the control of information flow. They deploy an array of tactics (satire,
documentary exposé, fictionalization of news, simulation, disruption)
and media (installation, poster, video, radio, internet.art) to demand
freedom of information rights and bring forward information that is being omitted.

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