Eco-Urgency: Francesco Simeti
AUGUST 18: Francesco Simeti screens Unrelenting, in conversation with Jennifer McGregor (LIVE)
Francesco Simeti will present his recent animation Unrelenting, that uses botanical images from his vast archive of images, spanning hundreds of years of botanical history. In the spirit of his Refugium series (above) this new use of animated imagery foregrounds the precariousness of the earth's biodiversity. He will discuss this project with Senior Curator Jennifer McGregor.
Simeti was born in Italy and lives in Brooklyn. Known for his public & private commissions as well as studio work, Simeti references a range of botanical imagery to address the dangers of an unregulated market, specifically its impact on the health of our natural world. He exhibited Acorn Paper, one of his earliest wallpaper projects in Welcome, an exhibition that inaugurated this phase of Wave Hill revitalized visual arts programming in 2000.
For more info on the artist: http://www.francescosimeti.com