“Josh Kline: Freedom”
July 23 – November 12, 2016
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave.
Widely recognized as one of the most influential artists of his generation, Josh Kline (American, b. 1979) focuses on the ways technological innovations affect politics, labor, and the human body. “Josh Kline: Freedom” examines politicians, protest movements, and surveillance tactics in our digital age. Employing sculpture, video, and installation, Kline ruminates on the effects of economic downturn, the ongoing war on terror, and the visible and invisible means of control that corporations, governments, and police forces exercise today. “Freedom” asks us to confront the recent past and its repercussions, while contemplating our roles as citizens in this pivotal moment when the uses of technology and data, notions of privacy, and the social order quickly shift around us.
The exhibition is curated by Sara Krajewski, The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and marks the relaunch of the Museum’s Miller Meigs Series of contemporary art exhibitions.