The Whispering Campaign

Curator Dieter Roelstraete and artist Pope.L (University of Chicago, Department of Visual Arts) expand upon their collaboration at documenta 14 where Pope.L first presented his Whispering Campaign project. 

Mellon Collaborative Fellows, artist and UChicago Professor Pope.L, and curator Dieter Roelstraete worked together on The Whispering Campaign that began with Documenta 14 and continued with an exhibition at the Logan Center Gallery, Brown People Are The Wrens In The Parking Lot (curated by Yesomi Umolu). Throughout their work together there emerged urgent questions that relate to the various immigration issues taking place here in the US and in Europe, as well as the basic problem of knowing a stranger and cutting deeper into the fundamental subject of ignorance and knowledge.