Time as Landscape: Inquiries of Art and Science, an original exhibition that includes new acquisitions by Luis Camnitzer, Julie Mehretu, Richard Mosse, and Tomás Saraceno, will show at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum from September 29 – December 31, 2017.
Rosa Barba, The Color Out of Space, 2015, 5 colored glass filters, steel base, HD video, color, sound, 36 min. (Courtesy of the artist)
Wonder—as experience and action—is cultivated mutually through science and art, and contemporary practices in both fields are more kindred than ever. In fact, their synergies have led in recent years to more overt cross-references, as well as fruitful and inventive collaborations between artists and scientists.
The source of inspiration for Time as Landscape: Inquiries of Art and Science, an original exhibition that will show at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM) from September 29 – December 31, is a selection of artists who desire to understand, question, and describe the subject of time.
The exhibition includes works by Darren Almond, Lucas Arruda, Rosa Barba, Luis Camnitzer, Julia Dault, Tacita Dean, Noah Doely, Spencer Finch, Camile Henrot, On Kawara, Tom LaDuke, Julie Mehretu, Trevor Paglen, Howardena Pindell, Thiago Rocha Pitta, Dawn Roe, Tomás Saraceno, Xaviera Simmons, Sarah Sze, Sara VanDerBeek, and Lawrence Weiner.
For her powerful work, The Color Out of Space, Berlin-based Rosa Barba engaged in a yearlong collaboration with scientists at the Hirsch Observatory at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The resulting installation with its film and sculptural components is a meditation on scientific inquiry and an interrogation of geologic time in human terms. Barba’s work is one of several significant loans included in the exhibition.
Richard Mosse, Idomeni Camp, Greece, 2016, Digital c-print on metallic paper, The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum (Image courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York)
The exhibition also includes several new acquisitions, such as Idomeni Camp, Greece, a photograph by New York-based artist Richard Mosse. With a military-grade infrared camera, Mosse documents a temporary refugee camp. The resulting photograph, produced with a telephoto lens that senses heat, presents a haunting document of the plight of refugees and the lack of permanency in their lives.
Time as Landscape provides a framework for interdisciplinary engagement. CFAM’s contemporary collection, as well as the Smith Watch Key Collection, will be positioned in a new context to inspire discussion around historic objects and their relationship to the contemporary.
Recent acquisitions of work by Julie Mehretu, Tomás Saraceno, Richard Mosse, and Luis Camnitzer will debut in the exhibition. The Alfond Inn, CFAM’s satellite contemporary space, will simultaneously unveil a newly commissioned site-specific installation by Tomás Saraceno.
Time as Landscape was curated by CFAM curator Amy Galpin and independent curator Abigail Ross Goodman. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue, which will include essays by the curators as well as Trevor Paglen’s text “Geographies of Time.”
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