September 26 – November 8, 2007
Opening reception: 26 September 2007, 7 – 9 pm
An Atlas is a traveling exhibition of artists working with “radical cartography”—a practice that uses maps and mapping to promote social change. The 10 participating artists, architects, and collectives take on issues from globalization to garbage and explore the map’s role as a political agent. The exhibition and accompanying catalog contribute to a growing cultural movement that cuts across boundaries of art, cartography, geography, and activism. It is a companion exhibition to the publication, “An Atlas of Radical Cartography,” (upcoming Fall 2007, Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press, Los Angeles.)
Works include Ashley Hunt’s intricate diagram of the social effects of the global prison-industrial complex; the Center for Urban Pedagogy’s mapping of the people who make and manage the “garbage machine” in New York City; Jane Tsong’s drawing of how nature and culture clash in Los Angeles’ watershed; and Trevor Paglen and John Emerson’s route map of CIA rendition flights.
AN ATLAS CONTRIBUTORS
The Center for Urban Pedagogy
Institute for Applied Autonomy with Site-R
Trevor Paglen & John Emerson
An Atlas is made possible in part by a grant from the LEF Foundation, and is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts. For more information, please visit www.an-atlas.com
Download An Atlas press release.