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Justina M Barnicke Gallery 
Hart House, University of Toronto

January 24–March 16, 2014

With contributions by Anonymous, Abbas Akhavan, George Antheil, Gregory Bateson, BBC, Walter Benjamin, Lene Berg, Black Cat Systems, Sir Anthony Blunt, Mel Bochner, Bertolt Brecht, Adam Broomberg + Oliver Chanarin, Bill Burns, Canadian Army, Raymond Cass, Center for Land Use Interpretation, CIA, Lt. Col. Jim Channon, Dana Claxton, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dali, DBI Architects, Jan Dibbets, Encounter Magazine, Arthur Erickson, Harun Farocki, FBI, Coco Fusco, Dan Graham, Hizbollah, Albert Hofmann, Douglas Huebler, Israeli Defense Force, Donald Judd, Yves Klein, Joseph Kosuth, Hedy Lamarr, Alfonso Laurencic, An-My Lê, Libyan Minister of Culture and Ethnic Affairs, Lucy R. Lippard, El Lissitzky, Mark Lombardi, Gordon Matta-Clark, Simon Menner, Major. Vera Michael, Lee Miller, Richard Mosse, Sang Mun, MoMA NYC, NSA, Trevor Paglen, Palestine Arab Delegation, Roland Penrose with David Sherman, Queen's Press, Walid Raad, Fabian Reimann, Steve Rowell, Peter Paul Rubens, Raúl Ruiz, Ed Ruscha, Paul Ryan, Secret Level, Joshua Simon, Robert Smithson, Edward Snowden, Anna-Sophie Springer, Charles Stankievech, Deborah Stratman, Abbott Handerson Thayer, Tor Project, Tamas St. Turba, Ubisoft, US Army, Paul Virilio, Edward Wadsworth, Eyal Weizman, Wikileaks, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Amir Yatziv, Philip R. Zimmermann, and others.

Curated by Charles Stankievech



Installation Views


The Exhibition was composed of 4 sections:

1. Reading Room as CIA Interrogation Room,

2. Salon style hanging of pictorial and sculptural work,

3. Bookworks on continous table,

4. Video installations.

Exhibition and Graphic Design by Charles Stankievech. Exhibition Coordination Christopher Regimbal.

Installation Images (for a complete list of works see the catalogue in the Publications section)


Entrance to the exhibition leads into a dead end reconstruction of a CIA interrogation room, functioning as the reading room for the CounterIntelligence exhibition. Visitors can unbeknowngst be observed via a one way mirror from other visitors already inside the exhibition. The installation was called the Interroum (a portmanteau of Interrgation Room and the Proun Room).
The Interroun, Charles Stankievech, 2014  
Installation View (Dossiers of CIA, lt. Col. Jim Channon, DBI Architects, Gadda Administration, Hedy lamarr + George Antheil, El lissitzky, Major vera Michael,Edward Snowden,
Installation View
Installation View (Abbas Ahkavan, Arthur Erickson, Eyal Weizman, Adam Broomberg + Oliver Chanarin, Gordon Matta-Clark)
Installation View
Installation View (centre: Robert Smithson Nonsite and Center for Land Use Interpretation)
Installation View (Richard Mosse)
Installation View (Bill Burns, Casio Watch F-91W, Mark Lombardi), Simon Menner, Dana Claxton)
Installation View (Bill Burns, Casio Watch F-91W, Mark Lombardi)
Installation View (Steve Rowell, Amir yatziv, An-My Le)̂
Installation View (Gordon Matte Clark Split, Icelandic Spar Crystel with Thomas Pynchon passage, Robert Smithson Nonsite)
Installation View (Wadsworth Dazzle Ship, Roland Penrose Camouflage Photo, Lee Millar Vogue Camouflage shoot, Canadian Military Digital Camouflage Textile)
Installation View (Rueben's Letter and Thayer Book)  
Installation View (Yves Klein Edition, Canadian Military Manual WW2, British Camouflage Manual WW2)  
Installation View (Salvidor Dali)
Installation View (Iraqi Delegation Report to UN on Palestine, Encounter Journal Issues 1-7)
Installation View (LSD, NSA booklets, Coco Fusco Book)
Installation View (Alfonso Laurencic)
Installation View (Wittgenstein's House Key, Eyal Weizman, Paul Virilio, Bomb Shelter didactic)
Installation View (US Army, Phil Zimmermann, George Conklin, Sang Mun)
Installation View (Radical Software Iss. 3: Paul Ryan and Gregory Bateson)
Installation Views (Marcel Broodthaers, Charles Stankievech, Mark Lombardi, Lucy Lippard, Jan Dibbets, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth)
Installation Views (Ed Ruscha, Donald Judd, Scientific American)
Installation View (Charles Stankievech & Joshua Simon, Mel Bochner, Dan Graham)
Installation View (Charles Stankievech and Fabian Reimann)
Installation View
Installation Views (Radio Program - See Catalogue for full list of work, Tamas St.Turba, Trevor Paglen)
Installation View (Wikileaks and Sites: Non, Black, Specific)
Installation View (US Army and Wikileaks)
Installation View (Harun Farocki, Hizbollah, US Army)
© Charles Stankievech
Photographed by Toni Hafkenscheid
Courtesy Charles Stankievech and JMB Gallery