Appendix Project Space is proud to present Curiosity and Opportunity: Next Best Thing to Being There by Katja Novitskova. Opening at 12:00 PM PST on Wednesday, August 22nd, this new browser-based work will be available to view at www.appendixspace.com through the beginning of September.
Curiosity and Opportunity: Next Best Thing to Being There
In August 2012, global media exploded with the news that NASA’s Curiosity Rover had successfully landed on Mars. The Rover’s mission is to take samples and search for the ingredients of ancient life. In conjunction with this incredible achievement, NASA also produced Mars Panorama: Next Best Thing to Being There, a 360° panoramic image of the surface of Mars captured by the Opportunity Rover a few years prior to the landing of Curiosity. In response, Katja Novitskova created Curiosity and Opportunity: Next Best Thing to Being There, a solo exhibition in the form of a panoramic application. The resulting show features several existing objects and appropriated images that express the unity of art, technology and nature as form-finding processes based on curiosity and opportunity.
Katja Novitskova (b. 1984 in Tallinn, Estonia) lives and works in Amsterdam. Researching ongoing transformations of matter, social and informational processes in the present globalized world, Novitskova develops personal and collaborative strategies to render its evolutionary meanings. Recent exhibitions include Hotel Palenque with Elise Lammer (London); Kraupa-Tuskany (Berlin); CSS Bard with Timur Si-Qin (New York); a solo show at Czarny Neseser Gallery (Warsaw); Profit|Decay with Amalia Ulman at Arcadia Missa (London); SO REAL at b-galleria (Turku, Finland); curation of TruEYE SurView at W139 (Amsterdam); Post Internet Survival Guide at Future Gallery and Gentili Apri (Berlin); and others. Her work has been featured in such publications as Metropolis M, Die Zeit, DIS Magazine, and I-D Magazine.