Nov 11: Of Nature: Environment and Art Symposium Wave Hill


Of Nature Symposium: Retrospective on Jackie Brookner
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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

$40/ $36 Wave Hill Member/$30 Student. Ticket price includes admission to the grounds, box lunch and a closing reception in Glyndor Gallery. 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. Program subject to change.