Exhibitions opening in early March investigate surveillance, tradition and democracy through multidisciplinary research projects, colourful installation and documentary photography.
Louis Stettner: Photographs, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
An interest in cities pervades Stettner’s photographs, which draw diverse portraits of New York and Paris. Often capturing people in pairs, the works emphasise moments of quiet interaction and tender introspection and chronicle social and economic issues. Opens 2 March.
Investigating the mechanisms underlying Switzerland’s security systems, Vitale’s (b. 1986) visual research project – which comprises installation and data analysis – examines the police, military, customs authorities, IT and AI to discuss surveillance and cybercrime. Until 26 May.
Moriyama’s (b. 1938) influential photographs traverse post-war and contemporary Japan, capturing moments of everyday life and exploring changing notions of tradition. This show combines renowned images the 1970s from with recent work from the last two years. Opens 3 March.
Rist’s (b. 1962) immersive dreamscapes and colourful environments fill Louisiana’s gallery space, expanding the conventions of video art by blending technology with sensory experience. The pieces fuse major themes including the body, gender and nature. Until 23 June.
To mark the 25th anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic elections, Foam offers a retrospective of images by Santu Mofokeng (b. 1956). The selection describes a rapidly changing political climate, drawing a picture of a complex society in a state of transition. Until 28 April.
Lead image: Louis Stettner, Cityscape #5, Midtown, NY, 1985