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Opening Reception: Blank Tape, Curated by Lena Hansen

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A digitally rendered image of a desktop computer sitting on a table.

On January 18, Brew House Arts celebrates the opening of our newest exhibition, Blank Tape, curated by Lena Hansen. Blank Tape is inspired by the ubiquity of surveillance technology in contemporary life. From social media to smart devices, surveillance technology is an inescapable part of our current reality. Even though surveillance can be a scary topic—implying dystopian and oppressive futures—Hansen argues that these dangers make it worth fully investigating how the technology impacts our lives. The artists in Blank Tape explore our complicated relationship to surveillance—and draw connection between surveillance and attitudes towards  gender identity, national identity, international politics, and sex work. In doing so, Blank Tape seeks to show how surveillance technologies inform the way we think and behave, and to imagine how we can use and engage with surveillance more ethically.

The exhibition features artists working in video, animation, projection, photography, installation, and game art. Exhibiting artists include Ajunie Virk, Azzah Sultan, Caroline Yoo, Jamie McArthur, Jonathan Ellis, Lena Chen, Negin Mahzoun, Or Zubalsky, Shori Sims, Tooraj Khamenehzadeh.

Blank Tape will be on view at the Brew House Gallery from January 18  to March 9, 2024, with an opening reception  on January 18 , from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. The opening is free to attend. 


January 18
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Brew House Arts


The Brew House
711 S 21st Street
Pittsburgh,PA15203United States
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