New York, 17 December 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).
New York’s New Museum is to present an exhibition entitled “Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module”, from 22 January to 13 April 2014.
The museum is to exhibit a space shuttle, a visual reference to the Czech sci-fi film, Ikari XB-1 (1963), and which represents a combination of post-war utopia and Soviet utilitarianism. Inside and surrounding the spacecraft, more than fifty works are to be exhibited (mainly videos, but also sculptures, prints and installations) by artists from across Eastern Europe, from cities such as Vienna, Prague, Budapest and Bratislava. The show offers an allegory of “anthropological science fiction”, within which the exhibition space is a changed universe, an idea which plays on the intercultural understanding which is implied through art and exhibitions. The space shuttle highlights the challenges faced by contemporary artists and curators today.
The project is being curated by Tranzit, and organised by Lauren Cornell.