Through October 19 - Guantanamo Bay Museum of Art and History Satellite Exhibition at Worth Ryder Art Gallery. Part of the power of this group exhibition is in its set-up by curator Ian Alan Paul. As you pause before entering the side gallery at Worth Ryder the wall text refers to the Guantanamo Bay Museum of Art and History, "located at the former site of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba." It goes on to describe the museum as "an institution dedicated to remembering the U.S. prison which was active between 2002 and 2012 before it was permanently decommissioned and closed." Which is exactly where I realized I was reading about an alternate reality, and where I also wondered if the average American would even notice the fiction. Guantanamo (which I don't need to tell you is still very much open and very much in use) is tackled head-on by the majority of the artists in the show, as in Adam Harms's karaoke versions of the songs on the detention center's "torture playlist" or in Jon Kuzmich's melding of audio from a prisoner interrogation with images of one of John Yoo's infamous torture memos. Mr. Yoo, it has to be said, is still teaching law at Cal, giving the inclusion of his words here a frightening potency. I was also chilled by Jenny Odell's piece All the People in Centinela Federal Prison, in which images of individuals in the prison yard taken from Google Earth are stripped of all background, leaving only an ant colony of shadowy figures. These are real people, not just statistics, but we can barely see them as human.