Kenyon College

Surveillance in Contemporary Art


The work of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer explores themes of surveillance and privacy. His poetic installations place visitors in the sometimes awkward position of being both the viewer and the viewed. To find out more about the theme of surveillance in contemporary art, consult the links below.

The Fine Art of Spying

Ellen Gamerman explores the work of artist Doug Rickard and others in the Wall Street Journal.

When Does Surveillance Cross the Line?

Barbara Pollack investigates issues of privacy and freedom of expression in contemporary art in Artnews.

Image: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, “Surface Tension”, 2007. Photo by: Maxime Dufour