February 10, 2006 - Museum of Arts & Design, New York - Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art
February 10, 2006

Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art

Detail, Material Dwelling, Model 1:1, 2005, by Learning Group (Brett Bloom, Julio Castro, Rikke, Luther, and Cecelia Wendt)

Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art
A traveling exhibition co-oraganized by the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago and iCI, New York.
February 2-May 7, 2006

Curated by Stephanie Smith

Museum of Arts & Design
40 West 53rd Street
between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
New York City
www.madmuseum.org www.ici-exhibitions.org www.smartmuseum.uchicago.edu

Sustainable design has the potential to transform everyday life through an approach that balances environmental, social, and aesthetic concerns. Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art is a traveling exhibition that examines some of the ways in which contemporary artists are exploring a socially and environmentally conscientious in other words, sustainable way of living and working. This emerging strategy emphasizes the responsible and equitable use of resources and links environmental and social justice. By doing so, it moves past a prior generation of more narrowly eco-centered or green approaches to architecture and industrial design. Enacted around the world in large and small ways by architects and designers, as well as, a growing numbers of activists, corporations, policymakers, Beyond Green ventures into the fertile new zone of sustainability in the arena of contemporary art.
Beyond Green, curated by Stephanie Smith of the Smart Museum of Art, explores the ways in which sustainable design resonates in the work of an emerging generation of international artists hailing from cities in the United States and Europe, including Brooklyn, Chicago, San Francisco, Copenhagen, London, San Juan, and Vienna. The exhibitions thirteen artists and artists groups combine a fresh aesthetic sensibility with a constructively critical approach to the production, dissemination, and display of art. They embed environmental concerns within larger ethical and aesthetic explorations, building paths to new forms of practice that go beyond green.
Artists in the exhibition
Allora & Calzadilla
Free Soil (Amy Franceschini, Myriel Milicevic, Nis Rømer)
JAM (Jane Palmer and Marianne Fairbanks)
Learning Group (Brett Bloom, Julio Castro, Rikke Luther, and Cecelia Wendt)
Brennan McGaffey with Temporary Services (Brett Bloom, Salem Collo-Julin, Marc Fischer)
Nils Norman
People Powered
Dan Peterman
Marjetica Potrc
Michael Rakowitz
Frances Whitehead
WochenKlausur
Andrea Zittel
Itinerary
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
October 6, 2005January 15, 2006

Museum of Arts & Design
New York, New York
February 2, 2006May 7. 2006

University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach
Long Beach, California
November 1, 2006December 17, 2006

Smith College Museum of Art
Northampton, Massachusetts
February 2, 2007April 15, 2007

Contemporary Arts Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
May 5, 2007July 15, 2007

Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University
Greencastle, Indiana
September 14, 2007December 2, 2007

(Additional venues to be announced)
Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art is a traveling exhibition co-organized by the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, and by iCI (Independent Curators International), New York, and circulated by iCI. The exhibition is curated by Stephanie Smith. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue are made possible in part by the Smart Family Foundation; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; and iCI Exhibition Partners Kenneth S. Kuchin and F. Bruce Anderson, and Gerrit and Sydie Lansing. Additional support is provided by the Arts Planning Council, the Environmental Studies Program, and the Green Campus Initiative, University of Chicago.
The Museum of Arts & Designs presentation of Beyond Green is made possible by Altria, The Evelyn Toll Family Foundation, and other generous donors to the Museum’s exhibitions program.

Museum of Arts & Design
40 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
212-956-3535
Open Daily: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursdays: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm www.madmuseum.org

iCI
799 Broadway, Suite 205
New York, NY 10003
212-254-8200
info@ici-exhibitions.org www.ici-exhibitions.org

Smart Museum of Art
University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Ave.
Chicago IL 60637
(773) 702-0200 www.smartmuseum.uchicago.edu
smart-museum@uchicago.edu

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