Clarissa Tossin participates in the group exhibition InterStates of Mind: Rewriting the Map of the United States in the Age of the Automobile, organized by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University and co-curated by Steven L. Bridges and Georgia Erger, takes place from November 7th, 2020, until April 11th, 2021. The show exemplifies the ways in which the automobile has and continues to be the ultimate symbol of American values.
As explained on the Museum’s website, the exhibition “traces the development of the automotive industry and interstate highway system through artworks from the early 1900s to the present. Situated at a crossroads of cultural contradictions, the show unpacks our fascination with the automobile and the different —at times competing— ideals that continue to shape our visions of America today. To accomplish this, the exhibition focuses on artwork from the MSU Broad collection presented alongside archival and other documentary materials to position the works within historical context”.
You can find bellow a reflection brought in the group show:
“Hitting the open road has long been one of America’s great pastimes. But in these days of limited travel, the promise of the open road remains a step out of reach for many of us. During this time, we see the things we’ve perhaps taken for granted, anew: What does the automobile represent to you?”
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InterStates of Mind: Rewriting the Map of the United States in the Age of the Automobile, featuring Clarissa Tossin
Group show curated by Steven Bridges and Georgia Erger
From November 7th, 2020, until April 11th, 2021
MSU Broad Art Museum
547 E Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824,US