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Of Nature: Symposium


Wave Hill House

Jackie Brookner: Urban Rain
Juanli Carrión: Outer Seed Shadow
Stacy Levy: Spring Side
Alicia Grullón: Percent for Green
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How do artists engage communities, increase awareness about urban ecology and conduct projects that remediate environmental problems? Be part of the conversation at this all-day symposium, which brings together wide-ranging thinkers and spotlights New York City projects with a focus on the Bronx. Wave Hill is convening a day of discussions to accompany the retrospective Jackie Brookner: Of Nature. The topics and presenters reflect her interest in collaboration, water, remediation and community action and brings together a range of approaches and methods from artists of different generations. The format includes a mix of dialogues, short presentations, with time for exchange and conversation. 

Morning Session

  • Lenore Malen: Jackie Brookner as a Force
  • Mierle Laderman Ukeles (artist) and Amy Lipton (guest co-curator): Remediation as a Strategy
  • Hana Iverson (artist and curator), The Breath Project
  • Jan Mun (artist), Greenpoint Bioremediation Project

Afternoon Session

  • City as Living Laboratory Projects, artist/designer led projects that address specific environmental concerns in the Bronx:  Bob Braine (artist), Habitat Fountains; Juanli Carrión (artist), Outer Seed Shadow #03; Alexander Levi (architect, Slo Architecture), Finding Tibbets Brook; Mary Mattingly (artist), Dewitt Clinton Food Forest
  • Alicia Grullón (artist), Percent for Green
  • Stacy Levy (artist) and Jennifer McGregor (Wave Hill Senior Curator): Water as an activator

$25/$21 Wave Hill Member/$15 Student. Ticket price includes admission to the grounds and a closing reception in Glyndor Gallery. Participants may bring their lunch or purchase in the Wave Hill Café. Registration is required. Seats are limited.

Glyndor Gallery will be open from 9:30AM to 5PM for participants to see Jackie Brookner: Of Nature, and the Sunroom Project Space installation by Denise Treizman.

Bios of the speakers can be viewed here.

Facebook Live

Can't make it to the symposium? Drop in on the conversation through a special live streaming of the event on Facebook (on the official Wave Hill page or Wave Hill Artists group page).

Program subject to change.

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