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An Echo In Outer Space

Isobel Parker Philip, The Artlife, 5th March 20132013

The phrase ‘conquest of space’ is repeated three times in Adam Norton’s exhibition Interplanetary Society at Gallery 9. Making its initial appearance on a movie poster that has been meticulously reproduced and displayed alongside paintings of book covers in the first room, the phrase gives voice to Norton’s thematic agenda. Announcing a preoccupation with the utopian fantasies of space travel and interplanetary empire building, it becomes a clarion call that reverberates throughout the entire show. (Excerpt)

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