Keeping an eye on you


03 May 2018 to 01 Jul 2018


11am to 7pm, Tues-Sun, Closed on Mon


Wei-Ling Contemporary
RT-1, 6th Floor The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur


[email protected] or +603 2282 8323

Seen is an exhibition featuring a group of foreign and local artists, namely; Ahmet Öğüt (Turkey), Roger Ballen (US), Heather Dewey-Hagborg (US), James Bridle (UK), Paolo Cirio (Italy) and Viktoria Binschtok (Russia), and from Malaysia, H.H Lim, Anurendra Jegadeva and Ivan Lam.

The works range in medium from documentary and photography to conceptual practice, appropriation of censored imagery to re-contextualization of leaked footage.

The exhibition is said to provide critical insight into contemporary surveillance culture, exposing the hidden gaze and the anonymous watchers that are absent from thought, yet present everywhere, thereby blurring the boundaries between private and public space.

Subverting the surveillant gaze, the 10 featured artists are said to have subverted instruments of surveillance to expose the intrusive mechanisms employed by institutions to abstract the individual into a set of data to be analysed by private and public entities.

Both Malaysian and the foreign artists present works that visualise the omnipresent, yet covert presence of surveillance practices in contemporary society.