apexart :: John Powers discussion


Satelloon Wars

In conjunction with the show Exhibition Space
organized by Greg Allen.

Saturday, May 4: 2 pm

Artist John Powers discusses how the giant inflatable satelloon Echo I fits within the narrative of minimalist art.

Video will show here.
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Since 2008, John Powers has been writing about post-war art, politics, and cinema at his blog, Star Wars Modern. For this event at apexart, Powers will reflect on Project Echo, the giant inflatable "satelloon" the United States launched in 1960, within his ongoing exploration of sci-fi, Minimalism, and American power. In line with his Triple Canopy project "Star Wars: A New Heap", which juxtaposes imagery from the famous trilogy with examples of minimalist art and architecture, Powers considers the similarities between Space Race imagery and the art world of the 1960s.

John Powers is a New York-based sculptor who has recently exhibited his post-minimalist installations and sculptures at Saamlung project space in Hong Kong and in abstrakt Abstrakt at the Node10 Festival.

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Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.

apexart's exhibitions and and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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