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MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps brin gs together a group of artists who creatively employ the philosophy and tec hnique of mapping to convey information ranging from sociological data to a esthetic stimuli. 

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The exhibit features paintings\ , works on paper and sculpture that reflect the artists’ concerns for the c urrent state of our society\, conveyed though charts and diagrams\, and the ir admiration of the map as a symbol of longing and the unknown. The works included either illustrate a scientific research in demographics\, or a flo w of capital\, or distribution of patterns\, but also present the artists’ reverence for maps. 

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For some of the exhibiting ar tists\, mapping is a tool to create interactive visuals with the help of so phisticated tools for image manipulation that arrange numbers into intricat e geometrical forms. 

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Maps are primarily received as directional\; a subway or bus map is understood as a tool to get somewhe re. In fact\, the title of this exhibition borrows from a google-map applic ation\, MAPNIFICENT\, which calculates the time between places via public t ransportation. For the artists\, however\, a map is often an end in itself: a work of art\, filled with revelation and delight.

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