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.
Leanne Goebel interviews Paola Santoscoy, the curator of The Nature of Things at the Biennial of the Americas and a video interview with Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper who talks about the biennial, the Hamilton Building and all things creative economy.