Sep 22 -
Jan 20 2013
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art
Opening Reception: Sep 21 2012
Guest curated by Sue Spaid and opening September 22, 2012, Green Acres: Artists Farming Fields, Greenhouses and Abandoned Lots addresses farming as both activism and art form. Featuring a real working farm within the gallery, a farm stand in the museum lobby, sculptures used for farming, videos and other installations, as well as multiple satellite projects in the community, Green Acres presents farming as art through a wide variety of approaches. Raphaela Platow, the CAC’s Alice & Harris Weston Director and Chief Curator explains, ”Green Acres builds on eco-conscious exhibitions the Contemporary Arts Center has spearheaded in the past, including The American Lawn: Surface of Everyday Life, Ecovention and Beyond Green, and puts into context the nearly 40 year phenomena of farming as art. Yet it highlights the fact that the field has experienced a recent surge, evidenced by the vast amount of works in Green Acres that have been completed in the past five years.” Green Acres is on view through January 20, 2013.
Artists include: Kim Abeles, Agnes Denes, Dan Devine, Field Faring, Futurefarmers, Anya Gallaccio, Avital Geva, Lonnie Graham, Harrison Studio, Mei Ling Hom, Homeadow Song Farm, Patricia Johanson, Sakarin Krue-On, J. J. McCracken, Matthew Moore, N55, Permaganic Eco Garden, Mara Adamitz Scrupe, Bonnie Ora Sherk, Åsa Sonjasdotter, Susan Leibovitz Steinman, Tatfoo Tan, Shannon Young