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Trevor Paglen at Metro Pictures

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Untitled (Predator Drone), 2012

Walter Benjamin’s famous “angel of history,” blown ceaselessly backward into the future by the concatenation of catastrophes, was inspired by a Paul Klee drawing he owned called Angelus Novus. Trevor Paglen opens his first show at Metro Pictures, consisting of photos and videos drawn from and associated with his own recent “The Last Pictures” project, with an image of the Israel Museum and MCA Chicago labels currently on the Klee drawing’s reverse side. A few discrete names trace a deceptively straightforward line of transmission: Paul Klee, Ronald Lauder, Gershom Scholem. Read More