Pace Gallery is delighted to present The Shape of Clouds, the gallery’s first exhibition by American artist Trevor Paglen. Held at Quai des Bergues, 15–17, from 4 September to 24 October 2019, this exhibition will explore Paglen’s central themes of computer intelligence, facial recognition technologies, and alternative futures. The Shape of Clouds will coincide with From _"Apple” to “Anomaly”-, Paglen’s exhibition staged at the Barbican’s Curve, London, from 26 September to 16 February 2020. Moreover, Training Humans, the first major photography show devoted to training images, conceived by Trevor Paglen and Kate Crawford, will be presented at Osservatorio Fondazione Prada in Milan from 12 September 2019 to 24 February 2020.
'Computer vision and artificial intelligence have become ubiquitous. We are now living in a world of planetary-scale 'Smart Cities' that track license plates, cell phone signals, faces, and pedestrian movements; self-driving cars autonomously navigate urban environments; robotic factories use computer vision for quality assurance and logistics. The works in this exhibition seek to provide a small glimpse into the workings of these platforms, and into the underlying data that structures how machines 'perceive' images, language, landscapes, and people.'
–Trevor Paglen, July 2019
Press release courtesy Pace Gallery.