Opening Reception: January 9, 2016
6 - 8 PM
Washington Project for the Arts
2124 8th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
January 9 – February 20, 2015
Other Worlds, Other Stories features the work of ten contemporary artists from all around the country who use the trope of space exploration as though it was a funhouse mirror—casting unfamiliar reflections on American dreams of escape, conquest, and adventure. The artworks range from traditional painted images of distant worlds; to works of historical fiction illustrated with digital photography and collage; to interactive live performances in a test kitchen for astronauts. Together, they open a conversation about the heady intermingling of fantasy, art, and science that kicked off the space race in the twentieth century and still defines the U.S. space program today.