Gallery: After Nature at The New Museum of Contemporary Art

 

We have officially entered the depths of summer here in NYC, and local art museums have really turned up the heat with a provocative line-up of environmentally charged exhibitions. The New Museum on the Bowery just opened its much-anticipated, After Nature show, coined after W.G. Sebald’s visionary book of the same name. We are also eager to view the prefab architecture installations that open at MoMA this weekend, but After Nature has definitely captured our imagination with its international roster of eclectic artists (Werner Herzog included), assembled on three floors of the New Museum’s galleries. Poised somewhere at the edge of an irretrievably lost or a yet to be decoded civilization, this eco-feverish exhibit seeks to examine humankind’s relationship to nature, in all its dark, decrepit, and mysteriously lit corners.

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