'See Something, Say Something' at the Kitchen
Still from 'Secrecy,' 2008. Directed by Peter Galison and Robb Moss

Saturday, May 31 - 5 pm

The Whitney Independent Study Program at THE KITCHEN with Karen Beckman, Peter Galison, Thomas Y. Levin, and Lin + Lam
moderated by Yates McKee

In conjunction with the exhibition 'For Reasons of State', guest curators Angelique Campens, Erica Cooke, and Steven Lam will hold a panel discussion on the impact of governmental and corporate secrecy on life in our contemporary society and its manifestations in visual culture. The phrase "See Something, Say Something," spreads the logic that citizens will benefit from policing each other. This panel, however, extends accountability beyond the gaze of the citizen-spy to also include the state. Who is responsible for withholding and distributing information? What type of information becomes de/classified? How can we take (more) control of our public access to knowledge?