Yuref Merhi – Art Project at Pinta, London

At Pinta, the Latin American Art Fair, Art Numerique showcases Yucef Merhi’s “Maximum Security 1994-2004”, a project initiated in 1998 when Merhi hacked the email account of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and, until 2004, he managed to intercept thousands of emails which he then arranged using “datagram” – a spatial array system – in order to create a monumental wallpaper installation. Despite the obvious political content, Merhi is neutral – he sensibly does not declare himself to be in favour or to be in opposition to Chavez.



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