Financial intrigue and debacle, government-sponsored spying, preemptive war, and more: an endless stream of news underscores the manipulation of power and resources with consequences for us all. The news headlines that have intrigued and horrified us of late have become, not surprisingly, inspiration for many contemporary artists worldwide. Whether exposing the complexity or folly of conspiracy theory, or analyzing money trails and their surprising beneficiaries, all of the artists featured are essentially questioning control. Who controls whom? Who controls what? Where does it leave the rest of us? Despite the heavily-politicized subject matter, the book presents an objective point of view on the power of control as a construct within our society.
Under Control includes works created within the past 10 years in a variety of media by artists from Austria, Brazil, Germany, South Korea, Spain, and the United States