To leave earth, in a dream or in a human-made vessel, is an innate ambition. Whether inspired by desperation, mischief, patriotism or wanderlust, the contraptions we create to assist us are both splendid and foolish. Such desire for exploration is often for the love of it. Kate Kosek, Maureen O’Leary, Macon Reed and Samantha Robinson, created work around this concept, which was installed in the Palazzina Liberty of the Giardini Margherita, Bologna, Italy. 'To Leave Earth' was a crucible for the multifaceted love of escape - how you might get away in mind or body, what you might use to do it, what devices or nature inspires you, and whether you will come back at all. The exhibition was accompanied by a limited print edition.