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Amazonia Opening Reception

September 28, 2023 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Pratt Manhattan Gallery

image of a boat, with water almost having a mirror effect, traveling

Curated by Berta Sichel with Assistant Curator Patricia Capa

Artists: Javier AndradaClaudia AndujarBarbara BrändliFederico Guzmán and Andrés Corredor,KIMIKAMargaret Mee / Malu De MartinoSusana MejíaSimone MichelinJoão Musapablo sanz, and Sergio Vega

September 29–December 9, 2023
Opening reception:Thursday, Sept. 28, 6–8 PM

Amazonia builds on the premise that environmental problems require ecological knowledge as well as cultural articulation. Berta Sichel, curator; and Patricia Capa, assistant curator, draw much of the conceptual framework of this project from Greg Garrad’s book Ecocriticism, a critical survey of divergent “positions” within current thinking about the natural environment. The 11 international artists included in the exhibition embody Garrad’s theoretical basis, employing mixed media and documentary practices to explore the ecological, tribal, journalistic, and spiritual narratives of the Amazon.

Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14th Street, New York 10011

Gallery Hours: Monday–Saturday, 11am–6pm
Closed November 23–25

Image credit: João Musa, from the series Amazônia 1975, 1975/2023. Inkjet print on cotton paper from digitized 35mm black and white analogue negatives 20 photographs, 16 ½ x 23 ⅜ inches each, Courtesy of the artist and Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo