DECOLONIZING NATURE EXHIBITION
Curated by Lara Esther Goldmann and Chloë Courtney
April 15-29, 2017
516 ARTS, 516 Central Ave. SW, Downtown Albuquerque
Open Tue-Sat, 12-5pm – Reception: Saturday April 22, 5-8 pm
Allora & Calzadilla (Puerto Rico)
Maria Thereza Alves (Brazil)
Michael Berman (USA)
Virginia Colwell (Mexico)
Basia Irland (USA)
Dylan Miner (USA)
Sandra Monterroso (Guatemala)
Carlos Maravilla Santos Valdelamar and Ehécatl Morales-Valdelamar (Mexico)
The exhibition brings together diverse voices within the conversation surrounding geopolitical power structures, coloniality, and their severe impact on ecology and indigenous communities, as well as the influence of these issues on the present day discourse concerning environmental activism.
The exhibition utilizes conceptual works from various media and geopolitical positions, looking at the communities most affected by coloniality, environmental destruction, and their histories, and also critiques art history’s role therein.
The works included elegantly and poetically draw attention to complex issues of ecology, society, and decoloniality. The exhibition aims to create an engaging, open-minded, and challenging platform to approach these issues and our role within a global society, and to find meaningful and powerful ways for social transformation.
For more information, please download the exhibition brochure here.