A Map Exhibitions Roundup

Zoom (June 30 to August 18, Santa Monica, California). A group exhibition of map art at Santa Monica Art Studios’ Arena 1. “Working in the USA, Britain and Australia, all 19 artists in the show employ maps as resource material, not as an exploration of actual geography or the time/space continuum but rather as a matter of charting, subverting or deconstructing the very idea of mapping as a representation of the world.” Includes work from artists we’ve seen before, including Cusick, Katchadourian, Kozloff and Trigg. Via Map Lovers Tribe.

Mapping the Pacific Coast: Coronado to Lewis and Clark (June 30 to September 30, Astoria, Oregon). The touring Quivira collection (see previous entries: 1, 2) comes to the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Via MapHist.

300 Years of Mapping Orleans and Cape Cod, 1600-1900 (July 5 to September 1, Orleans, Massachusetts). A “summer exhibit” at the Orleans Historical Society; includes a Tuesday lecture series. Via Map History/History of Cartography.

Uncoordinated: Mapping Cartography in Contemporary Art (June 13, 2008 to September 14, 2008, Cincinnati, Ohio). Next year at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati. From the announcement: “This exhibition addresses the subjective nature of mapping, how we locate ourselves in consideration of changing boundaries and territories, and how we give visual form to boundaries, territories and land masses. Artists in this exhibition confront the politics of naming of places, cartographic attacks on ethnic sensitivity, maps as evidence in boundary disputes, extension of terrestrial boundaries into nautical masses, and maps as scientific and political voice.” Via The Enquirer.