Space Is the Place

Space Is the Place

Curated by Alex Baker & Toby Kamps

Space is a powerful catalyst for these artists, inspiring nostalgia and fantasy, as well as consideration of serious earthly concerns. The title of the exhibition derives from a 1974 movie about an influential jazz fusion band, whose leader, Sun Ra, spoke of making music sublime enough to elevate humanity beyond Earth, transcending reality.

Space Is the Place was curated by Alex Baker, senior curator of contemporary art at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, and Toby Kamps, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. It is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue, co-published with Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, with essays by Baker, Kamps, and Svetlana Boym.

Oleg Kulik, Cosmonaut, 2003


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

Additional Images

Aleksandra Mir, First Woman on the Moon, 1999

Damián Ortega, Aterrizaje en la luna (Voyage to the Moon), 1994 (exhibition copy 2006)

Lia Halloran, Untitled, 2004

Touring Schedule

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
October 20, 2007 - December 30, 2007

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Scottsdale, Arizona
June 16, 2007 - September 2, 2007

Bedford Gallery

Walnut Creek, California
March 4, 2007 - May 27, 2007

Cranbrook Art Museum

Bloomfield, Michigan
November 18, 2006 - January 14, 2007

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