Pioneer F spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter. Artist: Rick Guidice

Art as Space Junk

Space is a strange place to want to send contemporary art, though it doesn’t stop artists (and art collectors) wanting to do just that. Yet maybe what art in space does best is show up the tensions of the artworld’s attitude towards it being a visible, influential culture, with access to the most elite levels of economic, social and cultural power

My comment on the fashion for sending art into space, for ArtReview read here