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Currents2: Sam Van Aken
(2005)
  • Sharon L. Corwin, Colby College
Abstract

Catalog of an exhibition held at the Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine, Nov. 20, 2005-Feb. 12, 2006. Essay and interview by Sharon Corwin.

Sam Van Aken mines our media-saturated culture for his subject matter. His art is often staged in the gap between the fictions that we perceive through media and the reality we experience apart from them. For Currents2, Van Aken explores his personal and artistic engagement with the 1977 Steven Spielberg film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Keywords
  • contemporary art,
  • conceptual art
Publication Date
2005
Citation Information
Sharon L. Corwin. "Currents2: Sam Van Aken" (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sharon_corwin/16/