A Collection of Essays and Images Curated
by Shana Mabari and Andi Campognone
134 pages, hardcover, 7.5 x 9.25 inches, 20 photographs
“Children at play, artists at work, and scientists measuring quantum effects share this in common: they are all creating reality.” – LEONARD SHLAIN
ABOUT THE BOOK
An intimate meditation on an almost infinite subject, Space aims to explode an ordinary everyday word into a dazzling prism via an exploration of some of the many interpretations of the term. Artist Shana Mabari asked more than a dozen individuals from dramatically different walks of life—from an astronaut and a filmmaker to an art critic and a musician—what they think about when they think about space. Their answers, which alternate with exceptional work from contemporary Southern California artists selected by curator Andi Campognone, invigorate and inspire, and in turn become fodder for reflection upon our relationship to ourselves, to others, and to the universe at large.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Andi Campognone has over 30 as an arts and culture leader in the southern California region. She is the Executive Director of AC Projects, a non-profit consulting organization focused on promoting arts and culture. Projects include developing museum exhibitions, public engagement, mentoring programs and book and film publications of historically relevant southern California artists. Campognone is also the Arts Manager/Senior Curator for the City of Lancaster’s museums. She is responsible for the development and maintenance of partnerships and community engagement initiatives with artists, businesses, stakeholders, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Los Angeles County Supervisors office, California Arts Council and higher level institutions. She develops curatorial direction for exhibition, educational and engagement programming and additionally leads the public art initiatives for the City of Lancaster. She has previously served the City of Pomona as Cultural Arts Commissioner where she co-wrote and implemented the City’s Master Cultural Arts Plan and the adopted Arts in Public Places Policy. She is the cofounder of Kipaipai, a professional development workshop for artists in Hawaii, California and New York. Campognone is on the Board of the Lancaster Museum and Public Art Foundation and on the Board of the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture. She volunteers as a regular speaker and mentor to art students at both the undergraduate and graduate level and is on the advisory board of the Los Angeles Arts Association. She is a member of ArTTable.
Shana Mabari is an American contemporary artist with a studio practice based in Los Angeles and Ibiza, Spain. Previously she has lived and worked in Paris, Northern India, Southeast Asia, and Tel Aviv. Central to Mabari’s practice are her ongoing investigations of the intersections of art and science, as evidenced by her sculptures, installations, and immersive environments that explore the dynamics of visual perception and the ways in which we experience physical space.