“While geological epochs are known as products of slow change, the Anthropocene has been characterized by speed. Runaway climate change, rising water, surging population, non-stop extinction, and expanding technologies compress our breathless sense of space and time.”*
Organized around seven themes—Deluge, Raw Material, Consumption, Extinction, Symbiosis and Multispecies, Justice, and Imaginary Futures—the traveling exhibition THE WORLD TO COME—ART IN THE AGE OF THE ANTHROPOCENE explores the ongoing crisis through the work of over forty artists.
THE WORLD TO COME—ART IN THE AGE OF THE ANTHROPOCENE*
Through March 3.
Harn Museum of Art
University of Florida
3259 Hull Road, Gainesville.
From April 27 through July 28:
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery
University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 South State Street, Ann Arbor.
See: Antek Walczak, “Welcome to the Anthropocene: Tornadoes of Cash and Hurricanes of Capital,” in Oscar Tuazon Live (Los Angeles: DoPe Press/Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2014), 55–62.
THE WORLD TO COME includes work by Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Claudia Andujar, Sammy Baloji, Subhankar Banerjee, Huma Bhabha, Liu Bolin, Edward Burtynsky, Sandra Cinto, Elena Damiani, Dornith Doherty, Charles Gaines, Mishka Henner, Felipe Jácome, Chris Jordan, William Kentridge, Wifredo Lam, Maroesjka Lavigne, Eva Leitolf, Dana Levy, Yao Lu, Pedro Neves Marques, Noelle Mason, Mary Mattingly, Gideon Mendel, Ana Mendieta, Kimiyo Mishima, Richard Misrach, Beth Moon, Richard Mosse, Jackie Nickerson, Gabriel Orozco, Trevor Paglen, Abel Rodríguez, Allan Sekula, Taryn Simon, Nicole Six and Paul Petritsch, Laurencia Strauss, Thomas Struth, Bethany Taylor, Frank Thiel, Sergio Vega, Andrew Yang, and Haegue Yang.
Taryn Simon, White Tiger (Kenny), Selective Inbreeding, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Foundation, Eureka Springs,Arkansas(detail), 2006–07, from the series An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007 © Taryn Simon.
Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City, No. 95, Coal Pile, 2010. Image courtesy the artist. © Liu Bolin.
Richard Mosse, Stalemate, 2011, courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
Maroesjka Lavigne, White Rhino, Namibia. From the series Land of Nothingness (2015). Courtesy of the artist.
Nicole Six and Paul Petritsch, Spatial Intervention 1, video still, 2002. Courtesy the artists. © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2017.