Promoter: The Brooklyn Rail
Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy: Mare Nostrum features 73 artists of international backgrounds whose works are in response to environmental crisis in the age of climate change.
Inspired by Lauren Bon’s neon work—from which this exhibition draws its title—the Brooklyn Rail is organizing, in conjunction with the show, an interdisciplinary program titled 1001 Stories for Survival, which will include free public conversations with artists, scientists, and writers, musical performances, and poetry readings. The exhibition and the progrmaming are co-curated by Phong Bui and Francesca Pietropaolo.
Peter Acheson, Yasi Alipour, Shoja Azari & Shahram Karimi, Max Becher & Andrea Robbins, Emma Bee Bernstein, Louis Block, Lauren Bon, Katherine Bradford, Joe Bradley, David Brooks, Dana Buhl, Phong Bui, Bunny Burson, Julian Charrière, Chuck Close, Christian de Boschnek, Iran do Espírito Santo, Aleksandar Duravcevic, Cameron Gainer, Tamara Gonzales, Ron Gorchov, Justin Brice Guariglia, Newton & Helen Mayer Harrison, EJ Hauser, Alfred Jensen, Bill Jensen, Alex Katz, Benjamin Keating, Wolfgang Laib, Chris Larson, Eugene Lemay, Matvey Levenstein, Dean Levin, Margrit Lewczuk, Maya Lin, Chris Martin, Hans Meebush, Jonas Mekas, Cy Morgan, Loren Munk, Hans Namuth, Shirin Neshat, David Novros, Optics Division of The Metabolic Studio (Lauren Bon, Richard Nielsen, Tristan Duke), Renate Ponsold, Diane Pontius, James Powers, James Prosek, Nathlie Provosty, Joanna Pousette-Dart, Joyce Robins, Dorothea Rockburne, Ugo Rondinone, Cordy Ryman, Meyer Schapiro, Cindy Sherman, Amy Sillman, Arthur Simms, Kiki Smith, Sarah Sze, Kazumi Tanaka, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Daniel Turner, Tomas Vu, Merrill Wagner, Jack Whitten, Peter Lamborn Wilson, Lisa Yuskavage
- Lauren Bon and The Metabolic Studio, Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, 2006. Neon. Edition 1/12. © Lauren Bon and The Metabolic Studio. Photograph by Joshua White.