Space Is the Place
The idea of traveling to outer space excites the mind. At a time of great terrestrial conflict, it has inspired contemporary artists to engage in fascinating speculation, dark nostalgia, and optimistic flights of fancy about living above and beyond the earth. The works of art on this theme presented in Space is the Place – and the essays in this catalogue to the show – address the historical successes and failures of space exploration, and its future potential.
Artists featured: Laurie Anderson, Colette Gaiter, Lia Halloran, Ronald Jones, Nina Katchadourian, Oleg Kulik, Julian LaVerdiere, Aleksandra Mir, MIR Project, Damián Ortega, Marko Peljhan, Steve Roden, Jason Rogenes, Adam Ross, Katy Schimert, Jane & Louise Wilson
Baker, Alex, and Kamps, Toby, Space is the Place, Independent Curators International (ICI), New York and Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Cincinnati, 2006.80 pages, 33 color and 7 black-and-white illustrations, 12 x 9 in., softcover. ISBN: 0-916365-74-3. $22.95
Essays by Alex Baker and Toby Kamps; additional text by Svetlana Boym.