Mapping Spaces - Networks of Knowledge in the Landscape art of the 17th Century


Book cover, Mapping Spaces - Networks of Knowledge in the Landscape art of the 17th Century.

Upcoming exhibition, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany, 12 April – 13 July.
Mapping Spaces demonstrates that an intimate connection between art and technology had already begun to emerge during the early modern period. By way of contemporary works of art that refer to new strategies, such as GPS-positioning, the measurement of landscapes or urban spaces, and the transfer of military knowledge to everyday civilian life, the exhibition presents parallel developments in the most recent media and art history. Furthermore, loans from renowned museums, such as the Prado in Madrid, the Louvre in Paris, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and the Kunsthistorischen Museum in Vienna, trace the emergence of ‘landscape’ as an autonomous genre of painting. This wide-ranging exhibition is organised in the context of the 22nd European Cultural Days occasion in Karlsruhe.