Trust, but verify
Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Ave.
Nov 6, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trust, but verify presents three monumental projects that address our society’s current grappling with notions of truth, veracity, and fact. The exhibition’s triad is structured around past, present, and future. Octavio Abúndez’s “A Fake History of Humanity” uses wrong dates, quantities, and names to offer the viewer a minimalistic timeline where colonial history, geopolitics, religion, scientific, and social progress have been up-ended. Eric Kunsman’s “Fake News” is the artist’s personal approach to documenting our tumultuous political moment through news headlines and screenshots, while creating an archive of the Presidency of Donald J. Trump. Finally, with “Big Dada” Bill Posters and Daniel Howe offer a glimpse of an impending but not so distant time where we are controlled and corrupted by ‘deep fake’ technology, artificial intelligence, and the all important currency of personal data. Learn more here.