To occupy a place, without measure: isn't That What Space is?
Many 20th-century artists and thinkers drew up lists of adjectives to describe space. Here is a selection of terms used by artist Eduardo Chillida in his Notebooks (n.d.), mentioned in 1974 by philosopher and sociologist Henri Lefebvre in his book The Production of Space and in that same year by writer Georges Perec in his text Species of Spaces.
On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped on the Moon for the first time, just one year after Stanley Kubrick astonished the world with his film 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which humans travelled through space, lived in space stations, and had colonies on the Moon.
Flamingo Capsule, a work by James Rosenquist from the Museum’s Collection, reflects on an incident during the Space Race that ended in a fire, and recalls the metallic aspect of spacecraft through the use of aluminized Mylar.