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Imaginary Coordinates

Imaginary Coordinates

May 2, 2008 to June 20, 2008

Imaginary Coordinates was inspired by antique maps of the Holy Land in Spertus’ collection. The exhibition juxtaposed these maps with modern and contemporary maps of this region, all of which assert boundaries. It brought these together with objects of material culture and artworks that explore ways of charting spaces, fostering conversation, and imagining new communities.

Participating artists included: Ayreen Anastas, Yael Bartana, Mona Hatoum, Noel Jabbour, Sigalit Landau, Enas Muthaffar, Michal Rovner, and Shirley Shor.

Imaginary Coordinates was Spertus’ contribution to Chicago’s citywide Festival of Maps. Curated by Rhoda Rosen.

Image shown: Shirley Shor, Landslide





Imaginary Coordinates was made possible in part by a generous grant from The Chicago Community Trust and The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund, with additional support from a CityArts Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, The Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation, The Orbit Fund, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.