“Aqueous Earth” Exhibition

The International Studio & Curatorial Program

poster for “Aqueous Earth” Exhibition
[Image: Pinar Yoldas "P-plastoceptor (organ for sensing plastics) from An Ecosystem of Excess" (2014) Digital print, 20 x 24 in. Photo: Pinar Yoldas.]

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Aqueous Earth curated by ISCP Director of Programs and Exhibitions Kari Conte, is a group exhibition on the theme of humanity’s relationship to bodies of water in the Anthropocene era. ISCP’s close proximity to Newtown Creek—a channelized estuary that was once the busiest waterway in New York City—shapes the exhibition’s conceptual framework. Heavy industrial usage has transformed Newtown Creek into an ecological catastrophe; it was designated as a Superfund site in 2010. Mirroring the issues pertaining to the creek’s degradation, Aqueous Earth presents the work of artists who apply multidisciplinary and speculative research to their artwork. Rather than merely reflecting on the state of the environment, the selected artists design adaptive ecosystems and pose strategies for the survival of non-human life in ever-changing liquid ecologies. A series of public programs will accompany the exhibition. These include eight boat voyages throughout October with Dylan Gauthier and guests including Una Chaudhuri, Sam Gould, Maureen McLane and Marina Zurkow, and a November panel discussion on Ecofeminism & Art.

Artists included in the exhibition: Allora & Calzadilla, Lara Almarcegui, Brandon Ballengée, Dylan Gauthier, Brooke Singer and Pinar Yoldas.



from October 20, 2015 to January 22, 2016

Opening Reception on 2015-10-20 from 18:00 to 20:00

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