Are we alone in the universe? Do aliens exist? Or are we, ourselves, the strangers in our own worlds?
Conceived around the title “Life on Mars,” the 2008 Carnegie International presents the work of approximately 40 artists from 17 countries in this exhibit beginning May 3 at the Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Oakland.
“Life on Mars” explores the important and perplexing question of what it means to be human in the world today. Each artist brings a unique outlook to the question of humanity's response to a world where global events challenge and seem to threaten our everyday existence. Included in the exhibit are 200 works in diverse media from painting, sculpture and drawing, to animation, film, installation and performance.
As the pre-eminent international survey of contemporary art in North America, the 55th exhibition in the 112-years-old series will continue the historic legacy set forth by previous Carnegie Internationals in presenting new and compelling works by artists from around the world.
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