With ‘No secrets! – Images of surveillance’, the Münchner Stadtmuseum, Germany, places a focus on methods of identity checking. 24 March through 16 July, 2017.
The Münchner Stadtmuseum exhibition begins with a historical overview of the related phenomena of location surveillance and identity checking by government and private actors. The introduction of public street lighting may well have helped to make our streets safer, but it has also served as an instrument of power. The standardization of criminal photography by Alphonse Bertillon in the 1880s and the use of fingerprinting from 1900 onwards have made it easier for the police to establish the identity of an individual. These techniques are the forerunners of modern-day video surveillance.
The main body of the exhibition features contemporary works including photographs, videos, paintings, posters and installations that employ a wide range of tactics to attack, reflect upon or at any rate expose modern-day surveillance practices.
Parallel to this, the Münchner Stadtmuseum puts ‘FORUM 042: Alessandra Schellnegger – Insights. Getting behind the walls of the BND in Pullach’ on display.
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