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Fly Me To The Moon


by Oliver Watts, Interplanetary Society, exhibition catalogue, 2013



Adam Norton’s exhibition Interplanetary Society deals primarily with two cultural artifacts with long histories: painting and our romanticism with space. More specifically Norton is rediscovering and recalibrating a particularly modern understanding of both painting and space exploration. In the post-modern period the utopian aspects of modernism were parodied and questioned; in contemporary painting this ironic stance cannot be put back into the bottle but it is tempered by a more studied and thoughtful approach to modernism as something that was pluralistic, complicated and anxious as well as hopeful. (Excerpt)


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