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Free Enterprise:The Art of Citizen Space Exploration

January 19, 2013 – March 23, 2013
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Opening Day:
January 19, 2013, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
UCR Sweeney Art Gallery and Culver Center of the Arts North Atrium Gallery

Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration will be the first contemporary art exhibition in the U.S. to explore implications of civilian space travel which represents a major political and cultural shift away from sponsorship by the federal government and toward a free-market, private enterprise model. The exhibition is split into several components over several years ranging from separate exhibitions to a major publication. The project is scheduled to culminate in 2014 with the hopeful fulfillment of Google Lunar X Prize’s launching of a competition to land a robot on the Moon by 2014 by a group of private entrepreneurs. Support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, and the French-American Cultural Exchange Program.

Co-curated by UCIRA Artist Tyler Stallings, artistic director for Culver Center of the Arts & director of Sweeney Art Gallery, and UCIRA Co-Director Marko Peljhan, a professor in the departments of Art, and Media Arts & Technology, at UC Santa Barbara.

Funded in part by a grant from the UCIRA.

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