Antwerp

Antwerp

Orbis Terrarum

Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA)
Leuvenstraat 32
June 22–September 24, 2000

Taking its title form the first modern atlas—Antwerp cartographer Abraham Ortelius's 1570 Theatrum orbis terrarum, printed in what is today the Museum Plantin-Moretus—this exhibition juxtaposes works by thirty-six international artists with a selection of major atlases from the golden age of Flemish and Dutch cartography. With contemporary works from the likes of Laurie Anderson, Fischli & Weiss, Mona Hatoum, Uri Tzaig, and Gabriel Orozco, plus public projects by Chris Burden, Thomas Hirschhorn, Job Koelewijn, Aglaia Konrad, Matt Mullican, and Rémy Zaugg, the show examines the ways we have seen, imagined, and “imaged” the world, from the time of the great sea voyages to that of the orbiting satellite.