Fault Lines: Art and the Environment
Fault Lines: Art and the Environment features a multimedia exhibition, together with outdoor sculpture installations in the Museum Park, focused on artwork that explores current environmental issues. Presenting contemporary artists who address themes particularly relevant to the concerns of the current moment, the exhibition includes works by John Akomfrah, Willie Cole, Olafur Eliasson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Susie Ganch, Allison Janae Hamilton, Hugo McCloud, Richard Mosse, Jean Shin, Jennifer Steinkamp, Kirsten Stolle, and Christine and Margaret Wertheim.
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Focusing on our relationship to nature, the featured artists examine a range of environmental issues, including sustainability and restoration, development and habitat loss, the urban/rural divide, changing climates, and environmental justice, through video, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media works. Fault Lines includes a pendant exhibition, TO BE RATHER THAN TO SEEM, dedicated to the history of the Museum Park and its original master plan as well as the new environmental vision plan for the Museum Park Preserve.
In the spring of 2022, the NCMA will host a Satellite Reef, part of the Crochet Coral Reef project by Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring, a Los Angeles–based organization dedicated to the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of science and mathematics. North Carolina fiber artists, crochet enthusiasts, craftivists, and crochet beginners are invited to create individual parts of the Satellite Reef that will be on view in Fault Lines. Learn more at ncartmuseum.org/SatelliteReef.
Fault Lines: Art and the Environment is made possible, in part, by the generous support of the Hartfield Foundation and Libby and Lee Buck, and by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions. Research for this exhibition was made possible by Ann and Jim Goodnight/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fund for Curatorial and Conservation Research and Travel.
Jennifer Steinkamp, Blind Eye, 2018, still-frame, Courtesy of the artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, and Greengrassi, London.