Believe the Hype: Propaganda, The Internet and New Activisms was an art exhibition and program series that I curated at B4BEL4B Gallery in 2017. Inspired by the media crisis that precipitated and attends Trump's presidency, Believe the Hype featured artworks in a range of media that confronted the fractured cyberscape of truth-telling in the contemporary political climate. The art exhibition was paralleled by an expansive program series. That event series included: a journalist panel featuring Susie Cagle, Joe Viex and Kashmir Hill; film screenings; a panel discussion by Tech Against Trump activists and Logic Magazine; a dance performance by Sin Adjetivo; a critical data mining workshop; and a Poetics of Propaganda event hosted by Poets Reading the News. The exhibition was widely attended and lauded as one of the most iconic exhibitions in recent Bay Area history.
See the curatorial guide here (PDF).
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"If we do not purposefully carve out spaces for thoughtful inquiry regarding our cultural tools, our minds run the risk of becoming mere supplements to digital experience and ideological conflict."