July 2 - October 6, 2019

Science Fiction


Science Fiction features the work of international artists who were all born in the 1960s and 70s, when the line between science and fiction seemed to blur in unprecedented ways: satellites routinely orbited the earth and began to send data back to scientists about the mysterious expanses of the universe, the Space Race was in full swing, and, in 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the surface of the moon. Today, this line seems to blur once again as science and technology relentlessly reach into new territories.

From Brandon Vickerd’s shining model of the first manmade satellite to orbit the earth to Andrew Yang’s seven-ton sand installation, in which each grain represents a star in the Milky Way, to Evan Roth’s panoply of monitors that investigate Internet “landscapes,” the works in Science Fiction will variously probe the ways that science has shaped society, identity, and everyday life, as well as how imagined “science-fictions” manifest a stage for utopic or dystopic visions of the present and future.

Consideration of the relationship between the arts and sciences, and between fact and fiction, are particularly timely today. Science Fiction strives to recognize and analyze the dynamic relationship between fact and fiction, as well as the critical role that art and science play in the future of our planet. Science Fiction, curated by guest curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox, will be a museum-wide exhibition, in which the works on view will include prints, video, immersive installations, and sculpture.

Curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2-curatorsquared


All Berman exhibitions are free and open to the public.


Heiko Blankenstein

Michael Najjar

Ken Fandell

Trevor Paglen

Spencer Finch

Evan Roth

Moon Kyungwon & Jeon Joonho        

Brandon Vickerd

Lucy McRae  

Andrew Yang

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle



Watch a time lapse video of the installation of Andrew Yang’s A beach (for Carl Sagan)

Watch a signature Berman Conversation between artist Ken Fandell and Prof. Deborah Barkun

Watch a time lapse video of visitors at Science Fiction