How do we consider land-inspired art in an age when huge swaths of our shared world are being clear cut, mined, drilled, and desertified?
Carolina Caycedo’s Spiritual Fieldwork
Land of Friends at BALTIC campaigns for the rights of watershed-dwelling peoples and rivers.
Karachi Biennale Artists Address Pakistan’s Devastating Floods
Rashid Rana and Amin Rehman trace the roots of the climate crisis back to human mismanagement and the government’s lack of investment.
Two Artist-Physicians Address the Impacts of Uranium Mining
Chip Thomas and Ken Ogawa are creating sight and sound installations to raise awareness about ecological devastation and injustice.
The Politics of the Air We Breathe
Inspired by Charles Babbage’s idea of air as “atmospheric memory,” In the Air considers air as a common space that belongs to and affects the whole of humanity.
In Salt Lake City, Air Is a Concern and an Artistic Medium
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts presents artworks that make visible the quality and inequality of what we breathe.
Jean Shin Wants to Change the Tide of Pollution and Extinction
The artist’s Freshwater installation at Philadelphia Contemporary features a living, breathing fountain, mussels and all.
Plein Air Is a Sobering Reminder of Human Impact on the Environment
From borderlands and elevations to ecology and isolation, curator Aurora Tang brings together artists who work deeply in their regional geographies.
Duke Riley’s Burlesque Spin on the Trappings of Museum Display and Folk Art
Riley’s nautical-themed exhibition brims with antic details that constitute a feat of serious world-building.
In Ethiopia, Artists Protect the Environment Through “Plant Graffiti”
Researchers and artists are working to restore biodiversity in Kofele, Ethiopia, through a 50-meter tree nursery in the shape of a lion that will be visible from outer space.
Photographer Captures Built-Up Pandemic Waste Polluting the Seas
Şebnem Coşkun is among the winners of the Nature Conservancy’s 2021 photo contest, featuring images of landscape, wildlife, people, and water.
Who Owns the Earth?
This group show proposes fresh paradigms of land ownership and art making in contrast to the rugged individualism of much early Land Art.