2019.11.16 - 2019.11.16

Artist Talk: Paolo Cirio – Art and Hacktivism

Artist talk with Paolo Cirio on art and hacktivism

Saturday, 16 November 2–3 pm
Gothenburg Museum of Natural History
In English

Meet Paolo Cirio, conceptual artist, hacktivist and cultural critic, in a discussion about the social and political challenges of the digital age and its effects on the human condition. Cirio’s work follows hacker ethics, such as open access and disruption of economic, legal, and political models. In 2013 Cirio exposed over 200,000 Cayman Islands companies by selling their identities in an ironic effort to democratize tax evasion. In 2015 he appropriated photos of high-ranking U.S. intelligence officials from social media and disseminated them onto public walls with stencils. Cirio’s actions have been the centre of media attention worldwide and his works are highly awarded. In an increasingly digital and connected environment, Cirio investigates and makes visible Internet’s impact on privacy, democracy, finance, and intellectual property.


Image: still from Paolo Cirio's book SOCIALITY, the Coloring Book of Technology for Social Manipulation (2018), courtesy the artist