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PROJECTS

2009

Benefit

Green Sight + Sound Benefit for ecoartspace and ME’DI.ATE Soundwave Festival

Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco
Celebrating ten years of art and ecology programs including 38 exhibitions, over 70 programs, over 400 artists and collaborations with over 140 organizations.

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Land Art

LAND/ART

Lecture at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque for land-based collaborative exploration. Presented Art & Ecology: An International Perspective including examples from 48c (Delhi, India) and Tropic of Cancer Environmental Art Project (Taiwan).

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Solar One

Mothers and Daughters

Solar One, NYC (Habitat for Artists Shed)
Performance by Chere Krakovsky explored how one generation offers lessons to the next. Honoring her Eastern European grandmother Krakovsky washed her laundry by hand and hung it out to dry connecting to the Habitat/shed of the East River.

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Down To Earth

Down to Earth: Artists Create Edible Landscapes

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadephia,PA
Highlighted sustainability in relationship to food, art, design and agriculture. Six site works created on former farm included Joan Bankemper, Knox Cummin, Habitat For Artists Collective, Stacy Levy, Ann Rosenthal/Steffi Domike and Susan Leibovitz Steinman.

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Terroir: A Sense of Place

Art at the Cheese Factory
Indoor and outdoor site-specific exhibition including twenty-eight artists from the Bay Area whose work presents a unique perspective on our relationship with the climate, soil and place.

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NYC PROJECT ROOM Opens

ecoartspace NYC opens its first project room at 53 Mercer Street (Soho), with inaugural public art work by Simon Draper and the Habitat for Artist’s Collective. Ongoing programs will include exhibitions, educational events, performances, readings, panels and salon style discussions.

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Out of the Blue

Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ
Exhibition focusing on the dynamics of human creativity as a metaphor for geological and atmospheric phenomena. 24 artists including; Joy Episalla, Joy Garnett, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Zoe Leonard, Andrea Polli, Austin Thomas, Andrea Zittel.

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ecologic

Cypress College Art Gallery
Southern California artists, architects, and designers who express a unique logic, ecological reasoning or discourse, including Calvin Abe, Kim Abeles, Samantha Fields, Sant Khalsa, Manfred Menz, Kathryn Miller, Lothar Schmitz, Glen Small, and Joel Tauber.

{LINK TO BLOG HERE}

Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison

Ronald Feldman Gallery, NY
Artist's Gallery Talk with Eco Art pioneers discussing their ideas and concepts for their exhibition “Global Warming; Greenhouse Britain 2006-2009."

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2008

48ºC

Public Art Ecology Symposium, New Delhi, India
Participated in two day symposium that brought together experts on ecology, urban space, architecture and public art during festival featuring 25 interventions by International artists in significant public spaces across the city.

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Tropic of Cancer

Environmental Art Project, Chiayi, Taiwan
Participated in community dialogues and symposia to address debris fields of aquaculture waste as material for land art and cultural engagement with artists as facilitators, including David Haley (UK)
.

Habitat For Artists

Beacon, New York   May 17-September 30
Invitational site-specific exhibition at Spire Studios where 6X6’ sheds are transformed into works of art. Initiated by artist Simon Draper In collaboration with ecoartspace.

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Into the Trees

The Fields Sculpture Park, Ghent, NY
Site-specific exhibition where artists were given a tree and each arrived at an innovative resolution.12 artists including; Polly Apfelbaum, Sanford Biggers, Elizabeth Demaray, Katie Holten, Jason Middlebrook, Alan Michelson.

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Ecocentric: Video Lounge

Contemporary Project Space, Sonoma County Museum
Twenty video shorts of performance documentations and video art addressing pressing environmental issues including Andrea Polli, Amy Franceschini, David Haley, Eve Mosher, Mark Brest van Kempen, Fallen Fruit and Shane Brennan. (USA, UK, DE).

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Following Nature: Ruth Asawa

Sonoma County Museum
Twenty-seven works from the Asawa Lainer Family Collection (SF) of tied wire, looped wire, cast bronze sculpture, and watercolor paintings. Asawa attended Black Mountain College from 1947-1948 where her mentors were Josef Albers and Buckminster Fuller.

Environmental Performance Actions (EPA)
Exit Art, New York City

Inaugural exhibition for Social Environmental Aesthetics (SEA) program including more than thirty artists who present documentation of recent performance work globally that addresses current environmental crisis. Included panel discussion on Climate Change with artist Eve Mosher and scientist David VanLuven with the Nature Conservancy.

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2007

Silent Migration

NYC Central Park Arsenal Gallery
Exhibition and panel discussion with artist Brandon Ballengée in conjunction with ecoartspace, The Nature Conservancy, NYC Audubon in cooperation with NYC Parks and Recreation. Part of the Human/Nature: Art and the Environment series.

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2006

Bioneers

Panel presentations and exhibition at annual conference of scientific and social innovators, Marin Center in San Rafael.

Eco-art Activists: Making the Invisible Visible

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Moving Beyond the Frame: Eco-Artists Facing Environmental Challenges

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WATERWORKS

Contemporary Quarterly, Volume 4
An exhibition of six ecologically engaged artists whose works focus on water issues including: Brandon Ballengée, Jackie Brookner, Basia Irland, Sant Khalsa, Christy Rupp, Tao Urban.

{DOWNLOAD PDF CATALOGUE (7.5MB) HERE}


Out of the Blue

Abington Art Center, March 4-May 6
An exhibition that focused on the dynamics of human creativity as a metaphor for geological and atmospheric phenomena including artists: Robert Smithson, Andra Zittel, Kiki Smith, Felix Gonzalez-Torres and others.

{LINK TO WEBSITE HERE}


Hybrid Fields

Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA 
September – December 2006
Group exhibition addressing our food systems including site-specific installations by Matthew Moore, Amy Franceschini, Ted Purves/Susanne Cockrell, Marisa Jahn/Stephen Shada, Susan Leibovitz Steinman, Laura Parker, Wowhaus and Fruta Gratis.

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{DOWNLOAD PDF CATALOGUE (1.6MB) HERE}

2005

WindsockCURRENTS: MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE

Crissy Field, San Francisco
June 1 - 30, 2005
Public art installation by R.T. Livingston and performance by Red Dive, addressing wind energy as renewable resource. Organized in partnership with UN World Environment Day in cooperation with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Bug-Eyed: Art, Culture, Insects

Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
6 August 2004 – 27 March 2005
Group exhibition with 29 artists including Alexis Rockman, Catherine Chalmers, Sam Easterson, Tom Friedman, Doug and Mike Starn, and Christy Rupp.

60-page catalogue {DOWNLOAD PDF CATALOGUE HERE}



Ecoartists: Engaging Communities in a New Metaphor

Essay for Art in the Public Interest (APInews), Issue #66, January 2005. Picked up by Utne Web Watch, February 3, 2005 issue, and Permaculture Activist: The Art of Permaculture, #62 Winter 2006.

{LINK TO ESSAY HERE}

2004

Trouble in Paradise

Group exhibition of 19 artists who focus on the loss of nature, presented at Van Brunt Gallery, New York City (2004), and Abington Art Center (2005). Exhibition also published in Orion magazine, September/October 2004. p. 48.

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Aesthetics of Ecology: Art in Environmental Design: Theory and Practice

Essay entitled "Ecoart: Ecological Art,"
by Amy Lipton and Patricia Watts. Edited by Heike Strelow. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2004. pp. 90–95.

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2003

Imaging the River

Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
4 October 2003 – 27 May 2004
Exhibition of 23 contemporary artists whose works are joined together with contrasting historical views from the Hudson River School.

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2002

Ecovention

Contemporary Art Center (CAC), Cincinnati, OH
June 22 – August 18
Exhibition of 32 artists including Joseph Beuys, Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), Agnes Denes, Helen and Newton Harrison, Patricia Johanson, Ocean Earth Development Corp. (Peter Fend), Robert Smithson, Alan Sonfist, Superflex, and Mierle Laderman Ukeles. Included site specific works in the greater Cincinnati area: artists working with community groups. 160-page exhibition catalogue

{LINK TO ONLINE CATALOGUE HERE}

For a complete resume of ecoartspace exhibitions and
educational programs, click HERE to download PDF.

For a comprehensive list of links and bibliography,
click HERE to download PDF.

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