[spectre] fwd: artwashing leipzig

Carsten Stabenow carsten at garage-g.de
Fri May 5 09:01:37 CEST 2023

dear list,
this could be interesting beyond the german context:
best, c.

Why is Palantir sponsoring the Dimensions art exhibition in Leipzig?

Palantir is a US-based data analytics company whose business model seems to be the pushing and exceeding of any ethical and legal boundaries that stand in the way of a fully “transparent humanity”. Some questions come to mind. What was the reasoning behind Palantir’s decision to sponsor the Dimensions exhibition in Leipzig? What exactly were the role of art impresario Walter Smerling and the association Foundation for Art and Culture e.V. (Bonn) which he heads, after his efforts were stifled in Berlin? What role do art, curators and artists play in such an exhibition?

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