Tuesday, September 1, 2015

MAPnificent Works of Art at AIGA

Google Maps wasn't always our primary way of seeing the world. A new exhibit examines the art of one of the world's oldest crafts.

MAPnificent Works of Art at AIGA

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Meta Mapa 2007 (In collaboration with Andrew Blackstock and Casey McGuire) Pilsen, Czech Republic
Meta Mapa 2007 (In collaboration with Andrew Blackstock and Casey McGuire) Pilsen, Czech Republic

The current works exhibiting at AIGA's Philadelphia Space, MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps, focuses on cartography––the study and practice of creating representations of the earth on a flat surface.

Featuring more than a dozen contributing artists, the exhibition reimagines maps. Drawn, dissected, and painted over, each work displayed in the show provides a new look into an old art.

The exhibition, curated by Yulia Tikhonova, challenges visitors to question the message behind the paper whether it’s political, territorial, or directional each piece reveals something different. Visit AIGA’s Philadelphia Space, to check out MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps, before the exhibition closes at the end of the month of March.

MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps
AIGA Philadelphia Space
72 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia
philadelphia.aiga.org.

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