Nature makes data -- and to a certain extent, what that data is, how we receive it and how we perceive it, determines our ability to properly manage our environment. The Nevada Museum of Art is currently hosting an exhibition made up of a collection of art pieces that represent how nature is perceived by a group of artists. The visions represented in the works are as far ranging as a future world inhabited by nanobots, to a world changed by in-demand resources, to land populated by machines that give humans animal superpowers. The exhibit may sound like a dystopian sci-fi film, but it in fact manages to reveal much about what we have still to treasure. Curated by Geoff Manaugh (of Inhabitat favorite BldgBlog), hit the jump for a closer look at the exhibition Landscape Futures.
The Nevada Museum of Art houses the Center for Art and the Environment, one of very few working institutions on the planet that devotes itself exclusively ecological art. Landscape Futures opened only a few months ahead of the Center’s epic A + E Conference, which brought not only Manaugh, but eco-art giants like The Harrisons, Chris Jordan and Patricia Johanson. The conference also introduced Manaugh and Nicola Twilley’s new collaborative project with the Center for Art and Environment. The pair will travel the country for a project called “Venue,” in which they will collect interviews, documentation and information about art and place.
Landscape Futures will be on display at the museum until February 2012.