This Is What Happens When You Ask Contemporary Artists To Reimagine Maps Of The World

July 24, 2014 1:09 PM

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This Is What Happens When You Ask Contemporary Artists To Reimagine Maps Of The World

Do you remember the last time you looked at a map? Excluding the GPS app on your mobile device, it's probably been a while since you gazed upon the feats of cartography that populated your history textbooks and vintage road trip guides. Thankfully, critic and curator extraordinaire Hans Ulrich Obrist is here to remind the world that geography once existed in a state of static, free of pixelated glitches and digital inaccuracies.

In a project titled "Mapping it Out: An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartography," Obrist asked 130 contemporary artists, architects, scientists and designers to reimagine the concept of the map. From renderings of the physical world to abstract images that attempt to navigate the spaces inside...

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