TEFAF COFFEE TALKS - Forces of Nature: The Symbiotic Connection
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 11AM-12PM
Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue at East 67th Street
With the environment in peril, artists are making the symbiotic connection between nature, art, and human life. As they increasingly work in natural materials, forms and messages, so too are museums presenting eco-relevant projects. The line between art and nature blurs: When is an enchanted old growth forest in New York or a Mangrove hammock in Miami a work of art in its own right or a natural gallery a setting for live arts performance? Historic museums are almost all set in parks, and newer museums and galleries are designed with native landscapes as critical areas for the display of sculpture. Indoors and out audiences seek spiritual and visual connections to the earth and artists and art institutions respond.
David Collens, Director, Storm King Art Center
Michele Oka Doner, artist
Carrie Rebora Barratt, CEO and William C. Steere Sr. President, New York Botanical Garden
Featured Image: Taher Asa-Bakhtiari, Reclaimed Barrels, Courtesy of Hostler Burrows, Stand 203.