Mar 19th 2020

The opening reception has been cancelled, but the exhibition is still open.

Celebrate the opening of The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene, an exhibition featuring 40 international contemporary artists who examine human impact on the environment with resistance, imagination, and curiosity about the world to come. Join artists and fellow art and science lovers at this after hours event, offering a first look at the exhibition with music and refreshments.

The World to Come awakens us to the physical and social effects of the Anthropocene, a much-debated term used to define a new geological epoch shaped by human activity. The exhibition presents photography, video, and sculpture that address subjects and themes related to raw materials, extinction, consumption, justice, and imaginary futures.

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Claudia Andujar, Sammy Baloji, Subhankar Banerjee, Huma Bhabha, Liu Bolin, Edward Burtynsky, Sandra Cinto, Elena Damiani, Dornith Doherty, Charles Gaines, Mishka Henner, Felipe Jácome, Chris Jordan, William Kentridge, Wifredo Lam, Maroesjka Lavigne, Eva Leitolf, Dana Levy, Yao Lu, Pedro Neves Marques, Noelle Mason, Mary Mattingly, Gideon Mendel, Ana Mendieta, Kimiyo Mishima, Richard Misrach, Beth Moon, Richard Mosse, Jackie Nickerson, Gabriel Orozco, Trevor Paglen, Abel Rodríguez, Allan Sekula, Taryn Simon, Nicole Six and Paul Petritsch, Laurencia Strauss, Thomas Struth, Bethany Taylor, Frank Thiel, Sergio Vega, Andrew Yang, and Haegue Yang

The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene is organized by the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida and curated by Kerry Oliver-Smith, Retired Harn Museum of Art Curator of Contemporary Art. Support for this exhibition is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and other generous donors. Support for the Chicago presentation of this exhibition is provided by the David C. & Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation.

This program is presented in partnership with the Department of Environmental Science and Studies, Department of Geography, Department of History of Art and Architecture, and Institute for Nature and Culture at DePaul University.

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