Suzanne Treister

Rare Earth Project

Rare Earth Diagram, digital image
Rare Earth Diagram, rotring ink on paper, 29.7 x 42 cm
3 preliminary sketches, pencil on paper, 25 x 25 cm

Commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary for the exhibition RARE EARTH, curated by Boris Ondreicka and Nadim Samman, February 19 - May 31 2015

"Suzanne Treister's Rare Earth mandala is a cosmological diagram tracing the scientific history and industrial, medical and military applications of Rare Earth - as well as the cultural/philosophical impact of these applications. An epic mapping of how Rare Earth elements underpin our contemporary world, the diagram is both pedagogical and visionary. History as a black hole." TBA21

Green version in the exhibition: WE transFORM: Design between Dystopia and Utopia,
Neues Museum, Nuremberg, Germany
(March 17 – June 19 2016)

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