astēr risque (2020) Austin TX

Facing the Security Challenge

Space Art Exhibition, 6th Space Traffic Management Conference, hosted by IAA & University of Texas

Curator: Sarah Jane Pell. Artists: Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox, David Barnes, Amy Culter, Daniela De Paulis, DSTART (TU Delft Starship Team), Sapphire Goss, ISU SPL, Melanie King, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, MoonGallery, Richard Move, Nahum, Sarah Jane Pell, Pedro Soler, Miha Turšič, Angelo Vermeulen, Daniel Waghorn, Chris Welch

astēr risque is a play on words, and a dare. It reflects a threat or uncertainty of the stars and a necessary brazenness to respond to the complexities of a shared 'Facing the Security Challenge'. Space professionals do not face the risks alone. As a global humanity, we architect and embark on this mission practically and poetically, consciously or unconsciously. The quests and questions of phased implementation and planning of space mission architecture or planetary protections effect our entire biome. The contribution of artists is in articulating these new worlds and the beckoning of new forms of inspired convergence phenomena with art that is transformative, responsible, inclusive and visionary. Themes of space transmission, preservation, constellation, and navigation emerge to reflect the nuances of a critical complex adaptive cultural system in which frames our response to facing the security challenge. Together, astēr risque artists advance many abstract ideas of space, share invented tools/forms, and explore material and immaterial environments, to echo the political, social and poetic experience of space.

astēr risque 2020 exhibition catalogue preview for STM2020, Mulva Conference Centre Auditorium, University of Texas in Austin, US 19-20 Feb, 2020.

A/Prof. Sarah Jane Pell independently curated and produced this exhibition in memory of Space Art Pioneer Prof. Lowry Burgess 1940 - 2020 and to further engagement with the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Cultural Utilisation of Space (ITACCUS) for the 6th Annual Space Traffic Management Conference, 'Facing the Security Challenge' hosted by the Space Security and Safety (SSS) Program at the University of Texas at Austin's Strauss Centre, and the Cockrell School of Engineering, in partnership with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and held at the James J. and Miriam B. Mulva Conference Centre Auditorium, University of Texas in Austin, United States on 19-20 Feb, 2020.

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