Jacob’s Ladder (4 stars)

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In the words of Arthur C. Clarke: "Sometimes I think we’re alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we’re not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.”   Jacob’s Ladder celebrates mankind's relationship with space and our enduring attempts to fathom the unfathomable. Included are rare historical works alongside contemporary artists whose work considers the imaginative territory between Earth and the heavens. Featuring work from David Austen, Ben Cauchi, Vija Celmins; Richard Forster, Marine Hugonnier; Alicja Kwade, Georges Méliès, Garry Fabian Miller; Cornelia Parker; Katie Paterson, Hajra Waheed, Frank Walter and the crews of Apollo 8 & 9. This exhibition will run in partnership with University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections Festival Exhibition on the same theme. A display which will include objects and rare books across five centuries from Nicolaus Copernicus’ revolutionary work on the movement of the planets On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, of 1543 to Katie Paterson’s recent work Timepieces.

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Jacob's Ladder

3 Aug 20184 stars

A star-studded space themed exhibition at Ingleby Gallery

Last month's blood moon eclipse may have passed, but fifty years since Stanley Kubrick's A Space Odyssey transformed Arthur C Clarke's short story into an audacious widescreen epic, and just one year less since Neil Armstrong's legendary moonwalk, space…

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