It's the Environment, Stupid.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Art going green

Featured in today's NY Times is Deborah Fisher's sculpture "Glacial Melt" at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens NY - an alternative way of communicating the climate change issue, and making it accessible. "I want to change the way people do stuff in the world..." she says in the audio slide show online.

Museums are also taking their exhibitions green:
The Museum of Arts & Design (right across from MOMA in Manhattan) is currently featuring "Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art". I was just there yesterday - it is very cool.
Here's how they describe it:
"Sustainable design, which balances environmental, social, economic and aesthetic concerns, has the potential to transform everyday life and is already reshaping the fields of architecture and product design. Beyond Green explores how this design philosophy resonates with an emerging generation of international artists who combine a fresh aesthetic sensibility with a constructively critical approach to the production, dissemination and display of art. While "green" architecture has been widely explored, this is one of the first exhibitions to focus exclusively on sustainability in art and design."
The Beyond Green Exhibition ends May 7.

The Skyscraper Museum in lower Manhattan is currently featuring an exhibit "Green Towers for New York: from visionary to vernacular".
"The show will examine a new generation of sustainable skyscrapers that are either currently under construction or contract in Manhattan. These range from high-profile corporate headquarters, such as The New York Times Building, The Hearst Tower, and One Bryant Park, to lower-profile, but highly innovative residential projects designed to high-performance "green" standards, such as the new west-side apartment buildings the Helena, Mosaic, and W. 31st St. mixed-use project and new residential blocks in Battery Park City, which is also home to the Museum."

4 Comments:

  • did you happen to see the guest Jon Stewart had on last night? I forgot what the name of his book was, but it was about the environment changing and destroying cultures for the past 5 thousand years. Seems like your kind of read, I'll re-watch it and see what the name of it was.

    By Blogger David Press, at 16:38  

  • I don't have cable so I don't get to watch the Daily Show - but it was probably Jared Diamond's Collapse. Yes, I've read it, and liked it overall.

    By Blogger Amy Stodghill, at 16:43  

  • So as usial these pathetic liberals put out their silly art peices to try and get us the ecept this GLOBAL WAMING as fact rather then the plain unproven peice of poppycock it realy is STUPID,PATHEIC OR BOTH? YOU DECIDE

    By Anonymous Flu-Bird, at 11:29  

  • Your comments will gain more respect if typed without typos and are engaging rather than intended for insult.

    By Blogger Amy Stodghill, at 15:54  

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