Emergent ecologies are being fastened into place with new rivets and cyborg articulations. Amidst collapsing systems, unruly assemblages are flourishing and proliferating in unexpected places. Alongside work by established international ecoartists, bioartists, sculptors, and performers we will exhibit work by "wild artists" - students and others in the Princeton community who do not have recognizable art credentials. We are pushing Joseph Beuys' famous decree - "You are all artists!" - beyond human realms to include microbes, insects, and plants.
Curated by Eben Kirksey, Grace Glovier, Cody Kohn, Kayli Marshall, Greg Umali, and Alexandra Palocz
OPENING RECEPTION: Monday, February 29th, 6-7:30pm
This reception in the Studio '34 Cafe at Butler College follows a special event in the same space: "Hope in an Era of Extinction," featuring a talk by Cary Wolfe (Rice) starting at 4:30, and a panel discussion with other distinguished visitors.
CLOSING RECEPTION: Wednesday, March 30th, 6-7:30pm
The closing event in Studio '34 Cafe will involve performative art interventions by Anna Dumitriu (London), Alex May (London), and Kathy High (RPI) in association with a two-day Symposium: "Gut Reactions: Rethinking Human Nature with the Microbiome."
This exhibit will migrate to New York City after the closing reception: Kilroy Metal Ceiling: April 30th -June 18th 2016
283 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, 11238
Rather than be a static exhibit, that will stay the same from the opening and closing dates, our project will involve playing with the “hap” of what happens. Happiness, in the Old English sense of the word, means having “good hap” or fortune. We will be conducting experiments with happiness and glass, breaking down boundaries (and constructing new ones) to see what ecological communities might emerge.
For more background on the ideas animating this show, check out Emergent Ecologies, a new book from Duke University Press. https://www.dukeupress.edu/emergent-ecologies