Nov 11: Of Nature Symposium at Wave Hill Gardens

Student Organization STEPH is subsidizing a small number of tickets. Please contact Carly Leary or Emily Defeleppis for more information for cost coverage 

REgistraton REquired  Link, Wave Hill is accessible by subway and jitney

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 retrospectiveJackie 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 seeJackie Brookner: Of Nature, and the Sunroom Project Space installation by Denise Treizman.

Bios of the speakers can be viewed here
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