A Minor History of Giant Spheres
In conjunction with the show Exhibition Space
organized by Greg Allen.
Tuesday, April 23: 6:30 pm
What's the deal with big balls?
Author Joshua Foer explains with a visual history.
Visionary French architect Étienne-Louis Boullée designs his Cenotaph for Newton, a giant sphere punctured by holes that create the illusion of suspended stars, 1784.
Author Joshua Foer presents his visual essay "A Minor History of Giant Spheres" at apexart. Originally published in Cabinet magazine, "Giant Spheres" explores the lineage of giant spherical constructions and our fascination with them through the ages. Accompanied by a 35mm slideshow, Foer's presentation puts the inflatable satelloon, on view as part of Exhibition Space, and the magnetic attraction it has held on visitors, into context.
Joshua Foer's writing has appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic, Esquire, Slate, Outside, The New York Times, and other publications. He is the co-founder of the online guide to the world's wonders and curiosities, Atlas Obscura. He is also the co-founder of the design competition Sukkah City.
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