April showers bring…ELNYA’s next Culture Club!
Join us at Bruce High Quality Foundation University on April 24th for Parallel Processes: a panel discussion with artists, activists, and scientists working to expand the way we approach environmental problems in the 21st century, hosted by the 2015-2016 BHQFU Gallery Fellows.
Brighten up your Sunday with a boozy brunch reception, private viewing of the exhibition “Calm Before/After the Storm,” and great conversations.
RSVP here: http://goo.gl/forms/bfPm88o8sU
What: A private viewing of the exhibition, “Calm Before/After the Storm” and brunch reception for ELNYA members, followed by a panel discussion organized by the 2015-2016 curators-in-residence at BHQFU
When: Sunday, April 24th
Time: 12:30-2:00 pm, ELNYA Private Exhibition Viewing & Brunch Reception; 2:00-3:00, Panel Discussion
Where: BHQFU, 33 34th Street, 6th Floor, Industry City, Brooklyn | D,N,R Subway Lines
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1069987509735724/
PARALLEL PROCESSES: ARTISTS AND ACTIVISTS IN DIALOGUE
The Foundation University Gallery (FUG) Fellows, are proud to present a panel discussion between notable New York artists, activists, and scientists working to expand the way we approach environmental problems in the 21st century. This discussion will highlight how similar tools, skills and ideas from the fields of ecology and environmental studies are being used by a range of creative minds, from artists to activists, to create new ways of understanding the fields of ecology and environmental studies.
- Marcia Annenberg creates paintings, sculptures, installations and videos that focus on under-reported stories in American media, from 9/11 to climate change. She believes that this suppression of news constitutes a new form of propaganda. Currently represented by Flomenhaft Gallery, she recently organized a panel there with the director of NASA, Dr. Gavin Schmidt, entitled, “Art, Activism and Global Warming”. Previously, she lectured at Princeton University’s Bernstein Gallery, in conjunction with her exhibit, “News/ Not News”. Her paintings are in the permanent collections of museums in Lithuania, Israel, England and the USA.
- Colin Beavan: Colin’s writing, speaking, consulting and activism have encouraged tens of thousands of people to examine their lives to discover what’s really important to them. Colin was called “one of the ten most influential men” by MSN, an “eco-illuminator” by Elle Magazine, and “best green ambassador” by Treehugger.com. His blog was selected as one of the top 15 environmental blogs by Time Magazine. Colin is the author of How to Be Alive: A Guide to the Kind of Happiness that Helps the World (2016) and No Impact Man (2009). His documentary film, No Impact Man, was featured at Sundance. He was the Green Party’s candidate for a seat in the United States House of Representatives in the 2012 electoral race for New York’s 8th Congressional district.
- Agustina Besada: Agustina is a sustainability specialist focused on developing projects with environmental, social and economic impact. She has experience working for NGOs, companies, governments and academia in Latin America and the U.S. She is an industrial designer with an MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. Agustina is the President of the Board of Sure We Can, a recycling center, community space and sustainability hub in Brooklyn.
- Andrew Kruczkiewicz: Andrew is a climate scientist living in Brooklyn. He is a researcher and lecturer at Columbia University, also providing technical support to the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. He is interested in the integration of art and music in communication of weather and climate risks.
- Mary Mattingly: Mary Mattingly is an artist based in New York. Her work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Kitchen, International Center of Photography, the Seoul Art Center, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the New York Public Library, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, and the Palais de Tokyo. In 2015, Mattingly completed “Pull” for the Havana Biennial with the Museo National de Belles Artes and the Bronx Museum. She also installed a temporary underwater bridge in Des Moines.
- Sarah Kisner, Moderator and 2015-2016 FUG Fellow at BHQFU: Sarah Kisner is a curator and researcher interested in art worlds that intersect multiple domains, particularly those that present alternatives to current socio-ecological systems. She has worked with Claire Bishop, Creative Time, and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. In 2015, Sarah completed a Master in the Cultures of Art, Science, and Technology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She additionally has a Bachelor of Arts in art history from the University of Dallas. Sarah currently works as an archivist at Gagosian Gallery.
For more information about BHQFU and the exhibition, please visit www.bhqfu.org
We would like to thank Colson Patisserie, Fractured Atlas, Jalapa Jar
and Tacos El Bronco for their generous support!