AERIAL ARTS: DEFENSE DISCOURSES, CARTOGRAPHIC CRITIQUES
Aerial Arts: Opening ReceptionStudio-X NYC (180 Varick Street, Suite 1610 New York, NY) Map it Free
Aerial strikes! Imminent attack! Global war!
This exhibition of new work by designer Meg Studer explores Air-Age cartography, Arctic geopolitics, and their critique in 60s post-minimal art.
Infographic boards and mid-century maps chart the polar projections, oblique 'over-views,' and immersive maps shared between (civil) defense discourses and the 'Aerial Arts' of Robert Smithson, Walter de Maria, et. al.
In drawing out their cartographic response to space (and arms) race rhetoric, the show traverses a moment of global, intimate, and militarized mapping that resonates with our own.
The exhibit is free, and is open to the public between 1 and 6pm, Monday through Friday, from October 11 through 25, as well as during a series of accompanying public events exploring the 'aerial' in art, architecture, and urbanism.