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Remediate/Re-vision: Public Artists Engaging the Environment

August 01 - November 28, 2010
Glyndor Gallery

Remediate/Re-vision: Public Artists Engaging the Environment 

remediate. projects aiding the environment, improving conditions, while at the same time increasing awareness

re-vision. artists pushing the boundaries to act as instigators, collaborators, activists and designers, bringing in a fresh point of view, working on a scale beyond the studio; connecting with communities and creating projects with a high level of functionality

collaboration. created through interdisciplinary exchange, projects depend upon public engagement for success

scale. part of large-scale projects where artists participate in the design of a park, building or infrastructure; or artist-initiated, individual-scale projects reflecting the immediacy of pressing environmental concerns

Artists have been engaged with ecological issues for several decades. In showcasing projects completed or conceived in the past six years, this exhibition adds to the rich history of ecological art, demonstrating the wide range of approaches taken by artists in seriously engaging the environment.

A 20 page catalogue with essays by Suzaan Boettger and Patricia Watts is available. Download now.

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Tours and Public Programs
Special Lecture: 50/50-Public Art of the Last 50 Years
Sun, September 12, 2010

Newtown Creek Nature & Art Walk
Sun, October 17, 2010

Public & Environmental Portfolio Review
Sat, November 6, 2010

October 9 and 10, 2010

Gallery Tours: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12PM, Saturdays at 2PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10AM-4:30PM

Remediate/Re-vision was developed with the assistance and advice of many people. Thanks to the Cambridge Arts Council for partnering and hosting a version in their gallery; to ecoartspace for being a sounding board during the planning stage and for providing videos of Jackie Brookner and Patricia Johanson; to Urban Omnibus for providing video of George Trakas; Melanie Roberts Design for exhibition design and production assistance. We extend most grateful appreciation to the artists and their collaborators for creating and facilitating these ground-breaking projects, and for generously sharing their time and insights with us to present them.

The exhibition, catalogue and website are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Support for Wave Hill’s Visual Arts Program is provided by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts–a state agency. Sustaining support for Wave Hill is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

 Target Free Days
Target sponsors free Tuesday and Saturday morning admission to Wave Hill, providing public access to the arts in our community.


Download Catalogue (pdf)

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.