"After Nature" Exhibition

The New Museum of Contemporary Art

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Unfolding as a visual novel, “After Nature” depicts a future landscape of wilderness and ruins. It is a story of abandonment, regression, and rapture—an epic of humanity coming apart under the pressure of obscure forces and not-so-distant environmental disasters.

This exhibition brings together an international and multigenerational group of contemporary artists, filmmakers, writers, and outsiders, many of whom are showing in a New York museum for the first time.

Part dystopian fantasy, part ethnographic museum of a lost civilization that eerily resembles our own, “After Nature” brings together artists and artworks that possess a strange, prophetic intensity. Departing from the fictional documentaries of filmmaker Werner Herzog, the exhibition is an anthology of visions and epiphanies—a hallucinated panorama of a world on the verge of disappearance.

[Image: William Christenberry “Kudzu with Storm Cloud, near Akron, Alabama” (1981) Chromogenic color print 16 x 22 in.] Courtesy Pace/MacGill, New York



from July 17, 2008 to September 21, 2008

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    Matt Schlecht tablog review

    "After Nature": An Inconvenient Truth

    The current exhibition at the New Museum has little to do with being green.

    perke: (2008-07-17 at 23:07)

    i quite liked the just finished New Museum exhibiitons, especially Toma Abts paintings, but check what people who missed them say about what's on show now http://hragvartanian.com/2008/07/13/new-museum-sucking/

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