Diagrams of Power is an exhibition and publication that showcases critical artworks and projects that use data, diagrams, maps, and visualisations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalised communities. Artists and designers featured in this exhibition critique conventionalised and established truths that obscure important histories or perpetuate oppressive regimes. They also contribute to positive social change by engaging communities and providing alternative strategies for storytelling, communication, and organising.
The works selected by curator Patricio Dávila are fascinating and powerful due to their hybrid nature between visual arts, design, visualisation and cartography where they assemble observation, open data, first person accounts, image and archive into visual and physical form. Includes work by artists, designers, cartographers, historians, and collectives including Julie Mehretu, Iconoclasistas, W.E.B. Du Bois, Burak Arikan, Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, Bureau d’Etudes, Ogimaa Mikana, Department of Unusual Certainties, Josh Begley,Lize Mogel, Philippe Rekacewicz, Margaret Pearce, Joshua Akers, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Lucas Larochelle/Queering The Map and Vincent Brown.
300 pages, 24 x 17 cm, softcover, Onomatopee (Eindhoven).