Space Is the Place

Laurie Anderson (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Svetlana Boym (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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Independent Curators International
Publish Date
January 01, 2007
9.0 X 0.27 X 11.98 inches | 0.91 pounds

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About the Author

Laura "Laurie" Anderson is an American avant-garde artist, composer, musician, and film director whose work spans performance art, pop music, and multimedia projects. She is a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University, where she obtained an MFA in sculpture. Anderson started dating Reed in 1992, and was married to him from 2008 until his death in 2013.
Svetlana Boyom of blessed memory was the Curt Hugo Reisinger Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. An essayist, photographer, novelist, and playwright as well as the author of myriad scholarly articles, Dr. Boym was best known to a general readership for The Future of Nostalgia, her widely praised book of 2001 (Basic Books). In that work, which ranges meditatively over philosophy, history, art, literature, and the experience of displaced persons, she explored the web of memory and mythologizing that underpins the human longing for vanished worlds. In her 2010 Another Freedom (the University of Chicago Press), she similarly explores the notion of "freedom." Her preoccupation with these subjects was rooted partly in her own history as a Jewish Γ©migrΓ© from the former Soviet Union.
Born 1967 in Lubin, Poland, a citizen of Sweden and the United States, and based in London, the artist Aleksandra Mir has an international practice of twenty-five years, with numerous exhibitions worldwide, including The Space Age, a retrospective at M-Museum, Leuven, 2013, and the 34m mural Drawing Room, London, 2014. She has developed many large-scale collaborative projects on space exploration. Her most well-known project, First Woman on the Moon (1999), has been touring for seventeen years and is included in the collections of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Tate.


Walnut Creek: Bedford Gallery, 3/4/07-5/27/07
Yonkers: The Hudson River Museum, 6/21/08-9/7/08
Bloomfield: Cranbrook Art Museum, 11/18/06-1/14/07
Cincinnati: Comtemporary Art Center, 2/2/08-4/13/08
Scottsdale: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 6/16/07-9/2/07