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Panopti(con) @ Bank

04.7.08   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Events   |   By: Kellis Landrum
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We got a few photos of the Panopti(con) opening at the Bank gallery in downtown LA earlier this month. Aside from the openings, Bank is usually by appointment only because it’s one of those tiny downtown galleries with really incredible work by amazing artists for serious collectors. If you’ve got the dough to throw down go ahead and make an appointment. Otherwise getting on their mailing list for the next opening is you best bet for a look inside.

The current show Panopti(con), is a group exhibition curated by Los Angeles based artist Martin Durazo. This exhibition presents the work of 17 artists working in painting, photography, drawing, sculpture and video that engage in theories centered around power structures. Panoticon, from the Greek words for “all” and “sight,” refers to the ingenious late 18th and early 19th century architectural construction British philosopher Jeremy Bentham devised that became the ultimate surveillance machine (and ideal prison). Designed as a large circular building with a watch tower in the center, the Panopticon allowed the observer to observe at all times without being seen, creating the most invisible omniscient authority.

For more photo’s from the opening check out the flickr feed

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