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Title Space is the place / Laurie Anderson ... [et al.] ; essays by co-curators Alex Baker and Toby Kamps with an additional text by Svetlana Boym ; [organized and circulated by Independent Curators International ; editor, Stephen Robert Frankel].

Imprint New York : Independent Curators International ; Cincinnati : Contemporary Arts Center, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    704.9495 SPA    Available
Description 80 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Note Catalog of a traveling exhibition held at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomsfield, Michigan, November 18, 2006 - January 14, 2007, and elsewhere through 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Foreword and acknowledgments / Judith Olch Richards and Linda Shearer -- Truncated trajectories: a brief history of human space travel / Alex Baker -- Space is the place: contemporary art and the interplanetary imagination / Toby Kamps -- Plates -- Kosmos: remembrances of the future / Svetlana Boym.
Summary This catalogue takes a look at the theme of space exploration. Encompassing the concept of infinite potential, as well as historical outer-space successes and failures, it features installations, paintings, works on paper, and sound and video works made by Laurie Anderson, Nina Katchadourian, Oleg Kulik, Julian LaVerdiere, Aleksandra Mir and Damian Ortega, among others, and investigates global attitudes from the time the Soviets launched Sputnik to the explosions of the American space shuttles in 1986 and 2003. While the featured artworks are united by the theme of outer space, they also invite consideration of the technological, environmental and sociopolitical forces affecting life on Earth today.
Subject Space flight in art -- Exhibitions.
Space and time in art -- Exhibitions.
Space vehicles in art -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Baker, Alex.
Kamps, Toby.
Boym, Svetlana, 1959-
Anderson, Laurie, 1947-
Frankel, Stephen Robert.
Independent Curators International.
Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)
ISBN 0916365743 (pbk.)
9780916365745 (pbk.)

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