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14 : 02 : 2013 Art : Private Space Travel : Space Exploration

California – A contemporary exhibition is exploring the links between artistic production and civilian space travel.

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Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration, runs in Riverside, California, from 19 January to 23 March, with some exhibits on show until 18 May. The organisers claim it is the first US exhibition to bring together artists and organisations that are studying the potential democratisation of space exploration.

The show will feature a range of media, including drawing, photography, video, sculpture, paintings and artefacts, along with an oscillation video of people suspended in space.

The exhibition, which has been in planning since autumn 2009, is another cultural step away from space activities sponsored by controlled agencies such as NASA in the US, JAXA in Japan and RKA in Russia, towards a private enterprise model.

This is a great example of how citizens are increasingly participating in space research. For more on society’s rebooted interest in science, book a place at our Spring/Summer 2013 Trend Briefing and join our discussion on Re-enlightenment Rising.

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