October 2022

Starry sky above the desert

Fatoumata Kebe

  • Visual Arts
  • Cities
  • Marfa
A collective residency on the imaginaries of space

How can we de-construct our collective imagination of outer space? Can we nurture a thirst for exploration without feeding the hunger for conquest, territory, and appropriation?  Villa Albertine in Marfa, in partnership with the Centre Pompidou (Paris), is a new residency program that confronts these questions head-on, through the work of four international artists and researchers: French author and exhibition curator Léa Bismuth, Spanish filmmaker and aerospace engineer Vanessa del Campo, France-based American designer Elizabeth Hong, and French CNRS research director Jean-Philippe Uzan. From October 5 to November 5, 2022, under the starry skies of Marfa, Texas, these four creatives-in-residence will critically examine the drive for civilizational, technical, and economic conquest and propose tools and reflections to help construct new imaginaries of outer space.   


In partnership with

centre pompidou
Centre Pompidou

Since 1977, the Centre Pompidou has presented a rich programme at the crossroads between different art forms and audiences. Its iconic building is home to one of the world's largest modern and contemporary art collections, in addition to exhibitions, symposiums, festivals, shows, projections, and workshops for young audiences, making it an unparalleled cultural institution, deeply rooted in the cultural fabric of Paris and open to the world and to new innovation. 


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