Science of the Living City Seminar Series: Arts and the Environment - Cultures of Sustainability

Thursday, May 4, 2017

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

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Authors Nathalie Blanc and Barbara Benish present a book talk on their new work Form, Art and the Environment: Engaging in Sustainability, which adopts a pluralistic perspective of environmental artistic processes in order to examine the contributions of the arts in promoting sustainable development and culture at a grassroots level and its potential as a catalyst for social change and awareness.This book investigates how community arts, environmental creativity, and the changing role of artists in the Polis contribute to the goal of a sustainable future from a number of interdisciplinary perspectives. 

Following the discussion we invite you to stay to view Other Homes an exhibit that considers the role of organic materials within the lexicon of contemporary art: specifically in contemporary found and assemblage art: specifically in contemporary found and assemblage art. Works by Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each uniquely consider the effects natural environments exert on contemporary art. These works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

  • Welcome by: Lindsay Campbell, USDA Forest Service / NYC Urban Field Station
  • Curator's Introduction by: Audra Lambert 
  • Presentation by: Nathalie Blanc and Barbara Benish        
  • Reflections by: Lize Mogel, NYC Urban Field Station Artist in Residence  

Please contact Renae Reynolds for information about venue accessibility - 718-225-3061 x308


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830 Fifth Avenue
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The Arsenal Gallery is located on the third floor.



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