Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape, and the Postnatural - Opening Reception

Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, Second Floor
December 6, 2018 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

December 7, 2018-February 7, 2019
Opening Reception:
Thursday, December 6, 6-8 PM

Curated by Cathryn Dwyre, Chris Perry, David Salomon, and Kathy Velikov

This exhibition assembles more than forty contemporary artists and designers whose work challenges the relationship between the built and the natural environment in the Anthropocene, a new epoch where humans have been displaced from a place of privilege and traditional distinctions between nature and culture have eroded.

Ellie Abrons, Paula Gaetano Adi & Gustavo Crembil, amid.cero9, Amy Balkin, Philip Beesley, Ursula Biemann, The Bittertang Farm, Edward Burtynsky, Bradley Cantrell, Brian Davis, Design Earth, Mark Dion, Lindsey french, Formlessfinder, Adam Fure, Future Cities Lab, Michael Geffel, Geoarchitecture @ Westminster, Geofutures @ Rensselaer Architecture, Harrison Atelier, Cornelia Hesse-Honegger, Lisa Hirmer, Lydia Kallipoliti & Andreas Theodoridis, Perry Kulper, Sean Lally, Landing Studio, Lateral Office & LCLA, LiquidFactory, Meredith Miller & Thom Moran, NaJa & deOstos, NEMESTUDIO, Mark Nystrom, Office for Political Innovation, OMG, The Open Workshop, pneumastudio, Rachele Riley, Alexander Robinson, RVTR, Smout Allen, smudge studio, Neil Spiller, Terreform ONE, Unknown Fields, and Marina Zurkow.

Ambiguous Territory was organized by the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 AM–6 PM; Thursday until 8 PM
Pratt Manhattan Gallery is closed from December 21, 2018–January 1, 2019.

Free and open to the public.

Image Credit: pneumastudio, Terra Sigillata, 2017. Collage by Cathryn Dwyre. Courtesy of pneumastudio.


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