Andrea Zittel: Wallsprawl

Nevada Museum Of Art, Andrea Zittel: Wallsprawl

Andrea Zittel’s Wallsprawl #4 (Las Vegas, Next to Nellis Air Force Base), is based on an aerial photograph of the southern Nevada military installation known as Nellis Air Force Base. Zittel sourced the image online from an aerial image database (before Google Maps made such imagery easily accessible).

The original image—before Zittel repeated and replicated it—shows a large-scale military campus intersecting with the wide-open desert landscape, exposing the infrastructure of a site that is presumably off-limits to the general public.

By converting an image of an American military base into custom-designed wallpaper, Zittel metaphorically transforms a highly-charged landscape into pure aesthetic decoration and encourages a different way of viewing and thinking about the world.

Schedule
Start date: 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
End date: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Where is the activity?

Nevada Museum Of Art (See address and directions on the rightbelow)

Nevada Museum Of Art

160 W. Liberty St.
Reno, NV
(775) 329-3333
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