press release

The bomb is back. In the past twelve months, the world’s stockpile of 22,000 nuclear warheads has re-emerged on the network news, in political rhetoric, and in debates worldwide. In the spirit of Paul Virilio’s 1975 exhibit Bunker Archaeology—Building the Unthinkable investigates the impact of the nuclear age on contemporary spatial practices. The exhibition examines the subtle ways in which ultimate power has, over time, changed the spaces we inhabit. Collectively, the works included provide a reflection on history’s bearing on the present and a reinterpretation of history—a consideration of both the construction and the destruction brought by the nuclear age.