Overview

March 17—April 28, 2017

Climate change is real. The earth is imperiled, but the future is unwritten. Every crisis provokes new ways of being—waves of resistance, hope, and possibility usher in a world beyond recognition. We must believe in the immanence of this world in order for it to be.

Curated by Kendra Sullivan & Dylan Gauthier, Resistance After Nature tracks the practices of artists who imagine and construct alternative approaches to such entangled ecological, political, and economic issues as Indigenous sovereignty and water rights, the fossil economy, ocean acidification, and deforestation. This exhibition brings together forms of insurgent environmental art that assert that another world is possible: indeed, it is already here. We are making it together even now.

Resistance After Nature is made possible with support from the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities. The exhibition is organized in conjunction with the Hurford Center’s 2016-17 Faculty Seminar “Environmental Design, Sustainability, and Artistic Intervention,” led by Markus Baenziger (Fine Arts) and Joshua Milton Moses (Anthropology/Environmental Studies).

Opening Talk & Reception:
Friday, March 17, 2017
4:30—7:30 p.m.