Christy Rupp,

Christy Rupp burst onto the New York art scene with “Rat Patrol,” a street art response to the sanitation strike of 1979.

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The Alps today are different mountains from when the first 19th-century photographers hoisted heavy plate cameras up their craggy sides. Glaciers are in retreat, ski resorts are firmly lodged into slopes, and human infrastructure crawls back and forth steadily up their inclines.

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A Will for the Woods film

In the United States, funerals often seem to be at war with death’s decay. Rather than let our bodies decompose into the soil, we embalm and coat them in makeup, seal them in wood and metal caskets, lower them into waterproof vaults.

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Post image for How Soon Is Now? A Precarious Environment Roots in Art

News of the dramatic remapping of the Arctic ice in the upcoming 10th edition of the National Geographic Atlas of the World is only one of the many alarm bells clanging out the message that we live on a changing planet. With that urgency has come an upsurge in environmentally minded art, and a new book brings 95 of these creators together in a compendium of ecologically responsive work.

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Brooklyn-based photographer Rachel Sussman spent nearly a decade tracking down the elders of our world, where life is measured in centuries instead of years.

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A Bag Lady by Any Other Name

by Susan Silas on October 28, 2013

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There are many dystopian futures out there. Mary Mattingly’s, recently on view at Robert Mann Gallery, is oddly disjunctive, containing the requisite pessimism imbued with occasional broad strokes of optimism.

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Post image for Photographing the State of the Environment in the 1970s

Back in the 1970s, the Environmental Protection Agency sent over 70 photographers to all 50 states in order to document the environmental concerns of the regions.

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Post image for Where Plastic Flows: Visualizing Environmental Data

OAKLAND, Calif. — There’s the old thought experiment in the days before social media and mobile phones: if you could send a message in a bottle, where would it end up?

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Knowing Where Your Gadgets Come From

by An Xiao on September 25, 2013

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OAKLAND, Calif. — As I type out this post, I am ever more aware of those who piece together the keyboard, circuits and processors that brought this computer to life.

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Post image for Climate Change Data Set to Music to Serenade a Warming Planet

A cellist has composed a haunting song that turns charted data of climate change into an ominous serenade.

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