April 2–July 17, 2022
Explore humanity’s relationship to the environment through an immersive, multimedia exhibition and outdoor sculpture installations in the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park. Through video, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media works, 14 contemporary artists focus on current concerns and offer new perspectives. They address urgent environmental issues, consequences of inaction, and opportunities for sustainable environmental stewardship and restoration. Featured artists include John Akomfrah, Willie Cole, Olafur Eliasson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Susie Ganch, Allison Janae Hamilton, Hugh Hayden, Hugo McCloud, Richard Mosse, Jean Shin, Jennifer Steinkamp, Kirsten Stolle, Christine Wertheim, and Margaret Wertheim.
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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.
Image: Jennifer Steinkamp, Blind Eye, 2018, still-frame, Courtesy of the artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, and Greengrassi, London.
Robert P. Holding Foundation
Josephus Daniels Charitable Fund of Triangle Community Foundation
Eliza Kraft Olander and Brian McHenry
Kimberly Daniels Taws
Chazin & Company
Great Outdoor Provision Co.
The Mann Family Foundation
Jody and Tom Darden
Marjorie Hodges and Carlton Midyette
Chandra and Jimmie Johnson
Kristin and John Replogle
Debbie and Larry Robbins
Liza and Lee Roberts
Allen G. Thomas Jr.
Plan Your Visit
Líneas de falla: arte y medio ambiente
Del 2 de abril al 17 de julio de 2022
Explore la relación que ha tenido la humanidad con el medio ambiente a través de una exposición multimedia inmersiva y de instalaciones de esculturas al aire libre, ubicadas en el parque del museo Ann and Jim Goodnight. A través de videos, fotografías, esculturas y obras mixtas, 14 artistas contemporáneos analizan preocupaciones actuales y oportunidades de acciones sostenibles.
Aquí se abordan cuestiones medioambientales urgentes, las consecuencias de la inacción y oportunidades de gestión y recuperación sostenibles del medio ambiente. Entre los artistas que participan se encuentran John Akomfrah, Olafur Eliasson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Allison Janae Hamilton, Richard Mosse, Jennifer Steinkamp, Christine Wertheim y Margaret Wertheim.
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La exposición Fault Lines: Art and the Environment es posible, en parte, gracias al generoso apoyo que brindan The Hartfield Foundation y Libby y Lee Buck, así como el Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Culturales de Carolina del Norte, la Fundación del North Carolina Museum of Art, Inc. y el Fondo William R. Kenan Jr. para Exposiciones Educativas. La investigación para esta exposición fue posible gracias a Ann y Jim Goodnight/el Fondo de la Fundación Andrew W. Mellon para Investigación Curatorial y de Conservación y Viajes.
The NCMA has placed small coral reefs from its large-scale North Carolina Satellite Reef installation in 14 locations across the state. The installations are part of special exhibition Fault Lines: Art and the Environment, which features works from the Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine Wertheim and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring, a Los Angeles–based organization dedicated to the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of science and mathematics.
The North Carolina Satellite Reef is made up of over two thousand crocheted donations by more than 400 North Carolina and countrywide fiber artists, crochet enthusiasts, craftivists, and crochet beginners. Pieces include coral, fish, starfish, jellies, and a stunning octopus, in sizes ranging from two inches to about two feet. The NCMA’s Teen Arts Council has been focused on the theme of environmental art, and members actively contributed to the process of building the reef.
See the full list of locations below for the statewide reefs. Visitors are encouraged to see the mini-installations and then visit the NCMA during Fault Lines to see the exhibition.
- North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh
- Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh
- Village Regional Library, Raleigh
- West Regional Library, Cary
- Cary Regional Library, Cary
- East Regional Library, Knightdale
- Southeast Regional Library, Garner
- North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill
Central North Carolina
- North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro
- Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem
- Iredell County Public Library, Statesville
Western North Carolina
- North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville
Eastern North Carolina
- North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Manteo
- North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Open April 2–July 17, 2022
Explore humanity’s relationship to the environment through an immersive, multimedia exhibition and outdoor sculpture installations in the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park. Through video, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media works, 14 contemporary artists focus on current concerns and offer new perspectives. They address urgent environmental issues, consequences of inaction, and opportunities for sustainable environmental stewardship and restoration. Featured artists include John Akomfrah, Olafur Eliasson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Allison Janae Hamilton, Richard Mosse, Jennifer Steinkamp, Christine Wertheim, and Margaret Wertheim.
Fault Lines, organized by the NCMA, reflects the Museum’s ongoing efforts to present art that invites visitors to engage in new ways of connecting to the world around them. The exhibition furthers the Museum’s commitment to building climate resiliency, raising environmental awareness, and creating opportunities for future artist projects in all corners of its campus.
Fault Lines includes a pendant exhibition, TO BE RATHER THAN TO SEEM, that explores the history of the Museum Park and its original master plan, Imperfect Utopia. It also unveils the Museum Park Preserve Vision Plan, focused on an expansive area featuring the visitor-favorite sunflower field and beyond, connecting to the Greenway bridge through a wooded zone. The area is a popular place to spot songbirds, falcons, deer, and more.
Fault Lines includes the North Carolina Satellite Reef, part of the Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine Wertheim and Margaret Wertheim of 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 have been invited to create individual parts of the satellite reef on view in the exhibition.
Earth Day and Additional Programming
A two-day observance planned for Earth Day, April 22–23, includes an outdoor film screening, a volunteer service project in the Park, and a family day with hands-on activities and environmental organizations distributing information about how people can take action. Additional programs created to invite multiple viewpoints and encourage community dialogue include outdoor slow art appreciation, a workshop to process “eco-grief,” and a day of teen activities focused on environmental art and youth activism.
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- Satellite Reefs Grow around State in Celebration of North Carolina Museum of Art’s Exhibition Fault Lines: Art and the Environment