You are invited:
SCIENCE OF THE LIVING CITY PRESENTS: CULTURES OF SUSTAINABILITY
Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
The Arsenal Gallery 830 5th Avenue 3rd Floor New York, NY 10029
Authors Nathalie Blanc and Barbara Benish present a book talk on their new work Form, Art and the Environment: Engaging in Sustainability, which adopts a pluralistic perspective of environmental artistic processes in order to examine the contributions of the arts in promoting sustainable development and culture at a grassroots level and its potential as a catalyst for social change and awareness.
This book investigates how community arts, environmental creativity, and the changing role of artists in the Polis contribute to the goal of a sustainable future from a number of interdisciplinary perspectives. From considering the role that art works play in revealing local environmental problems such as biodiversity, public transportation and energy issues, to examining the way in which artists and art works enrich our multidimensional understanding of culture and sustainable development, Form, Art and the Environment advocates the inestimable value of art as an expressive force in promoting sustainable culture and conscious development. Utilising a broad range of case studies and analysis from a body of work collected through the international environmental COAL prize, this book examines the evolution of the relationship between culture and the environment. This book will be of interest to practitioners of the environmental arts, culture and sustainable development and students of Art, Environmental Science, and International Policy and Planning Development.
Following the discussion we invite you to stay to view Other Homes an exhibit that considers the role of organic materials within the lexicon of contemporary art: specifically in contemporary found and assemblage art. Works by Marina Andrijčić-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each uniquely consider the effects natural environments exert on contemporary art. These works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.
Date: May 4th, 2017
Location: The Arsenal Gallery 830 5th Ave, New York NY 10029 3rd Floor
Welcome by: Lindsay Campbell, USDA Forest Service / NYC Urban Field Station
Curator's Introduction by: Audra Lambert
Presentation by: Nathalie Blanc and Barbara Benish
Reflections by: Lize Mogel, NYC Urban Field Station Artist in Residence
We hope you can make it!
NYC Urban Field Station