Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas

7 April–18 August 2019

Exhibition Overview

Chico MacMurtrie/Amorphic Robot Works. Organic Arches (Time Traveler), 2017. High tensile fabric, electic valves, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Computer.

Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas brings together contemporary artists from across the Americas who have tapped into science fiction’s capacity to imagine new realities, both utopian and dystopian. Science fiction offers a unique artistic landscape in which to explore the colonial enterprise that shaped the Americas and to present alternative perspectives speculating on the past and the future. In the works featured in the exhibition, most created in the last two decades, artists employ the imagery of science fiction to suggest diverse modes of existence and represent “alienating” ways of being in the world. The exhibition offers a groundbreaking account of the intersections among science fiction, techno-culture, and the visual arts.

(Photo by Nikolay Maslov, courtesy of UCR ARTS.)

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