“REPORT ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SPACESHIP MODULE”

NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Jindrich Polák, Ikarie XB-1, Voyage to the End of the Universe, 1963 (still). Courtesy the National Film Archive, Prague

The New Museum will present the exhibition “Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module”. The vessel is inspired by the spacecraft in the iconic Czech science-fiction film Ikarie XB-1 (1963), which melded postwar utopianism with Soviet utilitarianism. In its structure and design, it recalls future fantasies from the socialist Eastern European side of the Iron Curtain and explores the ideological role that outer space played during this time.

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On view in and around the spacecraft will be 117 artworks, including video, sculpture, print, and installation, by artists hailing primarily from cities around Eastern Europe, notably Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, and Bratislava, all of whom tranzit has worked with previously.


Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module

Date: January 22nd – April 13th, 2014
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:00 (Thursday till 21:00)
Closed on Monday, Tuesday
Entrance Fee: General Admission 16USD, Seniors 14USD, Students 10USD, 18 and under Free
Place: New Museum
Address: 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
Tel: +1 212 219 1222
http://www.newmuseum.org

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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