H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute 16 E. 43rd St.
The exhibition explores strategies of surveillance in contemporary art and culture in the works of five international artists and a pioneering open source project team.
The artists in “On Watch” employ a range of methodologies and technologies, ranging from border patrol, mobile phones, street level surveillance, aerial reconnaissance photography, sousveillance, satellite imagery, GPS and global mapping and social media. The show is on view through March 31.
Electromediascope:“Before Tomorrow,” by Marie-Hélène Cousineau 7 to 9 p.m. Atkins Auditorium at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Electromediascope will present the first screening of its spring program, “Alien Contact and Cultural Imagination.” The last of the Inuit written, produced and acted Fast Runner Trilogy, “Before Tomorrow,” by Marie-Hélène Cousineau, in collaboration with Madeline Ivalu and Susan Avingaq, will be shown. The theme for this springs series is described as a meeting of myth and storytelling of third-world cultures, and the science fiction, technology and cinematic subcultures of the developed world. The series is presented by Gwen Widmer and Patrick Clancy. Screenings are free but reservations are required. Make a reservation.