MD/STL food forager Tattfoo Tan takes a positive approach to preparing for climate change with a number of projects, most recently his NEAKA – a catamaran-like sculpture that serves as a vitrine for his New Earth MREs – was on display at Smack Mellon as part of FOODShed: Art and Agriculture in Action, a program curated by fellow Marfa… Read More >
Natural Resources Defense Council and artist Jenny Kendler will bring “Milkweed Dispersal Balloons” to St. Louis for Marfa Dialogues. The project is a mobile food cart that will distribute milkweed seeds across the area, to strengthen the declining monarch butterfly population.
The Natural Selection of Jenny Kendler
Artist and environmental activist Jenny Kendler makes complex work about the weird relationship… Read More >
In partnership with Marfa Dialogues/NY, Creative Time Reports presents video from a performance by the musician and artist Nora York and an accompanying conversation between York and the publisher, environmental advocate and Marfa Dialogues co-founder Hamilton Fish. Water Water Everywhere was co-composed by Jamie Lawrence and Nora York.
ARTnews recently profiled our partner for Marfa Dialogues/New York,the Rauschenberg Foundation, discussing its various philanthropic endeavors, notable programs, and the organization’s relationship to the life and goals of its founder: the late painter and activist, Robert Rauschenberg.
“Marfa Dialogues/New York” is just one of an array of initiatives funded and supported by the Rauschenberg Foundation since… Read More >
Marfa Dialogues/New York alum, Tattfoo Tan, recently unveiled his newest project, Nature Matching System at Seymour Dual Language Academy in Syracuse, New York. As described by the artist: “The Nature Matching System is a color chart… used to remind us to consume our recommended daily dose of fruits and vegetables.”
The project, which is composed of a “curriculum” booklet… Read More >
On Saturday, May 3rd Marfa Dialogues/NY participant, Mary Miss and game designer Josh Debonis will offer an “exploration” of Madison Square Park and the surrounding neighborhood using methods influenced by the Situationist’s Dérive. Using the term, Ludogeography (which means “to let play influence movement through an urban space”), Mary Miss and DeBonis lead participants through:
an experimental game of chance… Read More >
In partnership with Marfa Dialogues/NY, Creative Time Reports recently published an article by artists Barbara Arrindell and Ruth Hardinger. In it, they “argue that natural gas is not a ‘bridge fuel’ to less hazardous energy sources, but a grave danger to communal resources and the global climate.”
The… Read More >
Presented as part of Carbon 14: Climate is Culture Performance Series with Cape Farewell Foundation, This Clement World is “a fiercely creative and charismatic tribute to our rapidly changing environment, as seen through the prism of Cynthia Hopkins’ deeply personal lens and wild cross-disciplinary style. Performed live with a 15-piece chorus and band, This… Read More >
In partnership with Marfa Dialogues/NY, Creative Time Reports presents a panel discussion on how culture can help visualize the impact of climate change with artist Maya Lin, Natural Resources Defense Council President Frances Beinecke and Creative Time President and Artistic Director Anne Pasternak.
Read more at Creative Time!
How do climate change and environmental issues relate to art? High Line Art set out to answer this question, investigating the intersection between art and the environment. High Line Art is the curated program of Friends of the High Line, which manages and oversees the High Line park. To explore artistic production and the environment, High Line Art curated a… Read More >
Tan, who was born in Malaysia and moved to New York in 2000, calls himself a “social sculpture artist” who collaborates with the public around ecology, food and urban agriculture issues. He has studied permaculture and composting, and… Read More >
The complete performance of Nora York’s sold-out show Water Water Everywhere/Nay Any Drop to Drink, for your consideration.
Art in America profiles Mary Miss, whose second MD/NY CaLL Walk takes place this Sunday, November 10 from 12 noon – 4 PM beginning at Broadway & 23rd Street (at the SW entrance to Madison Square Park). An excerpt …
A longtime advocate of environmental awareness, Miss was eager to participate in the Marfa Dialogues, she said in… Read More >
Marfa Dialogues/NY: Walking and Bicycle Tours (Saturday and Sunday) Several free events, pairing artists and scientists, will focus on how those in the art world can address problems associated with climate change. The programming is being offered… Read More >
From MD/NY partner ecoartspace:
Artist Eve Mosher gave a talk as part of the Marfa Dialogues New York on October 30th, 2013, hosted by ecoartspace curator Amy Lipton at the Rauschenberg Project Space. The artist shared the story of her public art project HighWaterLine where she marked the ten-feet-above-sea-level line along nearly 70 miles of coastline, in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, with a… Read More >
Well, even if Handel’s suites are not overtly about water, your project certainly is. How did you approach the issues of climate change and the politics surrounding water, which are only just… Read More >
Be sure to attend the Cape Farewell Foundation’s recently announced event: “Climate is Culture” and the video installation, DEEP TIME, by artists Melanie Gilligan and Tom Ackers.
Here is the flyer with more details:
For additional information please visit the Cape Farewell Foundation.
NRDC President Frances Beinecke writes about her conversation with Maya Lin — taking place tonight at TK — on the NRDC Switchboard blog:
Marfa Dialogues, Maya Lin, and Me: How Artists and Advocates Can Protect the Environment
I spend my days calling on lawmakers, community leaders, and concerned citizens to address the threat of climate change. Many of… Read More >
MD/NY partner Staten Island Arts’ ongoing exhibition Tattfoo Tan: New Earth MRE is profiled by Fast Company…
Tan greets guests for the opening of his latest work in a khaki shirt, cargo pants, and a flint striker on his belt loop. For someone who has spent much of the past two years training himself in disaster preparedness, Tan… Read More >
State of the Planet on Superhero Clubhouse’s “Don’t Be Sad, Flying Ace!” and “Field Trip: A Climate Cabaret”
In preparation for Superhero Clubhouse’s premiere tomorrow (in partnership with PostiveFeedback and the Earth Institute at Columbia University), be sure to read this post on the Earth Institute’s blog: State of the Planet.
As research continues to show how drastically Earth’s climate is changing, it is important to find effective ways to… Read More >
Tomorrow is the Carbon Tax Center’s “Panel: How Will A Carbon Tax Change Our Lives?” and if you’re going to be in New York, be sure to attend this important discussion.
The panelists include:
Denis Hayes: Author, organizer, activist. Chair of the Seattle-based Bullitt Foundation that advances sustainability in the Pacific NW. Former director of the U.S. Solar Energy Research… Read More >
Tomorrow night October 30th at 7pm at the Rauschenberg Project Space, artist Eve Mosher will tell the story of her public art project titled HighWaterLine where she marked the ten feet above sea level line in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn with a baseball line marker over the summer of 2007. Little did she know when she conceived of this project… Read More >
Be sure to check out these podcast episodes presented by Mary Miss/City as Living Laboratory in preparation for their event tomorrow.
Although there are a number of great recordings by Mary Miss at Culture Now, here are two of the most relevant to MD/NY:
Click here to read the first installment of Julie Martin‘s essay looking at the roots of Robert Rauschenberg’s social and environmental activism, and those ties with the ongoing Marfa Dialogues/New York program sponsored in part by the Rauschenberg Foundation.
E.A.T. board member Theodore Kheel had long been an advocate for public transportation, and as… Read More >
On October 24th, the Center for NYC Affairs at the New School presents FOOD & CLIMATE CHANGE: Growing a Cultural Movement. As described by the Center for NYC Affairs:
“This forum aims to spur discussion and action among farmers, urban community leaders and innovators, designers, artists, policymakers, scholars and others who are engaged in developing effective and imaginative responses to… Read More >
Here are some images from the wonderful WATERWASH ABC event with Reverend Billy and the Earthalujah Choir on October 5. A big thank you to Lillian Ball for sending us these photos.
—- For more information on the event, check out WATERWASH’s profile page.
On November 1st, four distinguished and provocative thinker-scholar-activists –Denis Hayes, Elizabeth Yeampierre, Juliet Schor and Tim DeChristopher –will discuss ways in which a U.S. carbon tax could transform Americans’ beliefs and practices regarding consumption, energy use and the natural world, and also re-connect the environmental movement to wild nature, community and diversity.
Doors open at 6:00pm, light refreshments will… Read More >
SOME HISTORY: Robert Rauschenberg and Social and Environmental Activism By Julie Martin
When Robert Rauschenberg Executive Director Christy MacLear saw some early photos of a meeting in the large space at 381 Lafayette Street, familiarly called the Chapel, she recognized it as the same room that had held the 2012 planning session for the upcoming Marfa Dialogues/NY. Soon after, she… Read More >
Beginning October 22, the Cooper Union School of Art and the Institute for Sustainable Design present EMISSIONS: Images from the Mixing Layer, featuring work by Coleen Fitzgibbon, Ruth Hardinger, Joe Lewis, Christy Rupp, and Rebecca Smith.
Coleen Fitzgibbon is an independent film and video director/producer on various documentary and experimental shorts, studied at Boston University’s School of Fine Arts, NYU’s Film Studies,… Read More >
OUR CLIMATE, OUR CITY, OUR FUTURE: HURRICANE SANDY ONE YEAR LATER
Community Conversations on Environmental Justice & Rebuilding Focus: The Lower East Side
Oct. 29, 2013 6pm-8pm
University Settlement 184 Eldridge Street New York, NY 10002
Community Conversations on Environmental Justice & Rebuilding Focus: Brooklyn
November 6, 2013 6pm-8pm
Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
There is… Read More >
Six years ago, on September 14, I had walked along the Boulder Creek, following the blue discs in artist… Read More >
In June 2013 the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation invited me (with @JoesPub at The Public) to present a concert as part of the Marfa Dialogues/NY on Climate Change. #MDNY Their invitation provided me an opportunity to start exploring the vast subject of water; I chose Handel’s Water Music Suite as my foundation. Here is the… Read More >
Last year Hurricane Sandy hit where I live and work — New York City — devastating the whole North East. I was struck by what was right before my eyes. Water was everywhere, there were cars floating down the streets of lower Manhattan. Water brought the largest city in the USA to its knees. When the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation invited… Read More >
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