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MFA Alumni on Group Exhibition “Aqueous Earth” at ISCP

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October 21, 2015 – January 22, 2016
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 20, 6-8pm
Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 12-6pm

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

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International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Studio # 222, second floor

Aqueous Earth presents artwork that reconsiders 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 work. Through a confluence of research, action and optimism, the six artists in Aqueous Earth look beyond the bleak present, rethinking the way humanity entwines with nature.

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.

More information here.

 

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