tagged: environmental art

Jenny Kendler Translates Confessions into Birdsong

by Ionit Behar
—Steve Shaviro, Doom Patrols [1]    Tell it to the Birds is an interactive project by Chicago-based artist and activist Jenny Kendler in collaboration with her software developer husband, Brian Kirkbride. Created as Artist-in-Residence with environmental advocacy non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Tell it to the Birds debuted last year at NRDC's booth at EXPO Chicago, the contemporary art fair held each year on Chicago's Navy Pier. The second iteration of this project took... [more]
Posted by Ionit Behar on 7/13/15

Art Meets Sustainability at an Urban Pop-up Campsite

by Edo Dijksterhuis
Roughly one sixth of the Netherlands was once covered by water and has over the centuries been reclaimed with dikes and windmills. The latest addition to this growing mass of new land is the so-called Centrumeiland (Center Island), a slender strip attached to Haveneiland (Harbor Island) of Amsterdam's new IJburg housing estate. Some 800,000 cubic meters of sand were deposited, layer upon layer, to create space for much needed homes to accommodate the city's rapidly increasing population.... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 6/10/15

Life in the Anthropocene: Environmental Exhibitions for the Human Epoch

by Caroline Picard
I go back and forth between feeling like Anthropocene is a buzzword for contemporary hysteria—our generation's equivalent to the Cold War—and recognizing it as a practical reality. Either way it is the nexus point between published facts and our dogged consumerist lifestyles: we live in the 6th Great Extinction, yet guzzle gas and consume plastic with aplomb. Responding to an already lush rubric of 2013 exhibitions, several 2014 shows explored ecocritical themes, as will a number of... [more]
Posted by Caroline Picard on 1/6/15

Surface Tension: Greg Lindquist in Conversation

by Charlie Schultz
Greg Lindquist is a painter and writer whose recent work has focused on ecological issues such as sustainability and the industrial contamination of the Dan River in his native state, North Carolina. Currently, Lindquist is showing a large oil painting in HORIZON, a group exhibition at Quint Contemporary in La Jolla, California. He is also one among many collaborating with the artist Mary Mattingly on her mobile, sculptural habitat called WetLand that takes the shape of a partially submerged... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 8/31/14

Unsettled Landscapes: An Interview with Andrea Bowers

by Stephanie Cristello
Landscapes are solid, material, and stable masses. They are both a format of image and a type of content within an image that we register with familiarity, easily recognizable by the divisible line that categorizes land from sea, and terrain from sky. One part is always more ethereal than the other. The distinctive, and more concrete elements are part of our tangible purview, things we interact with, can touch. The formula of a landscape is a binary that depends on a complex foreground against... [more]
Posted by Stephanie Cristello on 7/20/14
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