Spotlight: Artist Yucef Merhi Turns the Digital Physical in Installation Focused on Hacked and Intercepted Government Documents, δημοσίευση Artnet News [29/11/2022]Marilena Pateraki
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What You Need to Know: Yucef Merhi is a truly contemporary multihyphenate—an artist, a coder, and an academic researcher. A leader in the realm of digital and new media, his work has examined such technologies as facial recognition, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and even retro gaming consoles. In 1998, Merhi created his first signature “datagram,” a type of artwork that makes visible the digital movements of hacked information. Merhi’s most impressive datagrams are installations in which visitors can enter spaces plastered with laser-printed sheets of data (often showing redactions). This week, the Bonnier Gallery is presenting Merhi’s most recent datagram, Kingpin (2022), in a solo booth at Untitled Art fair in Miami Beach. Kingpin features printed-out sheets gathered from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s database, which includes information on companies and personal information of individuals connected with international criminal organizations. The title is drawn from the 1999 Kingpin Act, which authorizes the president of the United States to freeze the assets of major narcotics traffickers, who are commonly referred to as kingpins. Merhi will also have an additional datagram on view, têtê-à-tête (2022), organized by Adriana Meneses as one of the fair’s highlights.
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