Rare Earth Project, 2014

Installation view: Rare Earth, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria, 2015
Photo: Jens Ziehe | TBA21

A mural painting, three drawings: pencil on paper, one drawing: rotring on paper, two digital prints
Ca. 400 x 600 cm
Commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

Suzanne Treister’s Rare Earth mandala is a cosmological diagram tracing the scientific history and industrial, medical, and military applications of rare earth elements as well as the cultural and philosophical impact of these applications. An epic mapping of how rare earth elements underpin our contemporary world, the diagram is both pedagogical and visionary.

*1958 in London, United Kingdom | Living and working in London, United Kingdom