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Exhibition RARE EARTH at TBA21–Augarten, Vienna, Austria, Feb 19 – May 31, 2015
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary’s most ambitious thematic exhibition to date, RARE EARTH, featuring 17 artistic positions including 10 new commissions kicks off TBA21’s 2015 programing. RARE EARTH is nothing less than an attempt to define the spirit of our age: an exhibition relating myth, identity, and cosmology to current advances in technology. It explores the material basis for the most technologically developed weapons and tools – a class of 17 ‘rare earth’ elements from the periodic table found in everything from mobile phones to computer hard drives. After the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, this is the age of RARE EARTH.
Curated by Boris Ondreicka and Nadim Samman