Evolving Environments

Exhibition dates are December 1st – 22nd, 2016

Location: 37 West 26th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10010

Free and Open to the public.

Curated by: Corina L. Apostol

Participating artists: Gary Barat, Olga Lamm, Tay Maloy, Lisette Morel, Kwantaeck Park

The exhibition analyzes culture on the nexus where the natural world, the urban environment, and its inhabitants meet. Using a variety of strategies and mediums, the artists engage their surroundings in much the same way a psychoanalyst studies a subject or an anthropologist resurrects a sense of context from the past. Some art works probe the relationship between the environment and the psychological traces it leaves on its dwellers, while others explore the human relationship with the environment mediated by technology. In ‘Evolving Environments’ urban life is revealed as half-imagined fiction, half-documentary, while nature is at the same time close and an alienated representation. The artists’ investigations into various aspects of present-day urban, cultural and scientific developments are at the same time investigations of self and the communities they are part of. Reflecting on recent urban and cultural explosions, as well as unlocking forgotten history and memories, the artists’ works highlight the fleeting and sometimes arbitrary nature of our environments. These constantly shifting mosaics are nonetheless strung together by social media, communal identities, and urban rituals. How well are we able to know ourselves and our environments when confounded by blurred distinctions between architecture, technology, and the rapidly developing city? – Posted by exhibition curator.

 

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