Regular Inhabitat readers know all about how sustainability is reshaping the worlds of architecture and product design — but what about the art world?
Beyond Green: Towards a Sustainable Art, on view now through May 7th at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, considers just that question. The exhibition explores how sustainable design philosophy resonates with an emerging generation of international artists. The exhibition includes existing works, commissions, and previously presented work that has been “recycled,” spotlighting ways in which artists are building paths to new forms of practice.
Beyond Green is a traveling exhibition co-organized by iCI (Independent Curators International) and the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. Contributing artists and artists’ groups from the United States and Europe include Allora & Calzadilla; Free Soil; JAM; Learning Group; Nils Norman; People Powered; Dan Peterman; Marjetica Potrc; Michael Rakowitz; Frances Whitehead, WochenKlausur; and Andrea Zittel.
A PDF version of the full exhibition catalog (with artist interviews) is available here.