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press release

Remai Modern is pleased to host Rosa Barba’s first major solo museum project in Canada. The exhibition features a newly-commissioned filmic sculpture, in addition to a selection of her recent work. The commission Send Me Sky, Henrietta is part of a series inspired by the artist’s ongoing research into astronomy and cinema.

Send Me Sky, Henrietta (2018), a site-specific piece for Remai Modern’s Feature Gallery, uses footage Barba shot at the Harvard College Observatory. The piece is dedicated to American astronomer Henrietta S. Leavitt and her research on observation, quantification and calculation of the colour and luminosity of stars.

Works in the exhibition also include the significant installations The Color Out of Space (2015), and Sight Enables Us to Appreciate Distance (2013/2016), as well as additional works in film, installation, sculpture and print. Together, the open and dynamic arrangement creates a “fictional library,” a term Barba uses to describe her working method.