Energy Effects and Objectophillia on

Is a Titan IV Stage II rocket engine a work of art? It was designed to fly to Saturn, but never made the journey. How about a B61 Thermonuclear Bomb? According to Adam Lerner and Paul Andersen, curators of Energy Effects: Art and Artifacts from the Landscape of Glorious Excess “nuclear weapons are designed to produce fear, and thereby they are made specifically to prevent their own use.” Try telling that to the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Southwest artists, but no Southwestern art

Media Credit: Courtesy of Albuquerque Museum “Swoop” by Julia Barello, featured at the second annual Biennial Southwest exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum. The second installment of Biennial Southwest at The Albuquerque Museum, features 83 works from artists in New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. Artists competed for cash awards totaling $10,500 in a variety of categories.…