THE ELEMENTAL presents The Gaia Hypothesis - Chapter One 2.0 featuring artworks by Francis Alÿs, Alice Aycock, Aaron Giesel, Marie-Luce Nadal, Benoît Pype, Ana Mendieta, Laura Grisi, Helen Mayer Harrison, Newton Harrison, Cristopher Cichocki, David Horvitz, Caroline Le Méhauté, Angelika Markul & Radenko Milak.
Curated by Christopher Yggdre
About The Gaia Hypothesis
Formulated in 1971 by James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis, the Gaia hypothesis postulates that the Earth is a living, self-regulating super-organism reliant on a subtle relational balance between all its components. This premise is an initiation to inhabiting the world with the awareness and sensitivity where being a part of a living whole can never be reduced to the sum of its parts - as this whole can only be experienced through the interconnection of relationships.
This first chapter examines the Gaia hypothesis by testing it against the four fundamental elements: Earth, Fire, Water, Air - culminating into an interdisciplinary presentation that will include an international array of 14 artists featuring seminal works of 1970s Earth Art in combination with a new generation of artists that address the complexity of elements and natural forces that sustain our living, continually shifting environment in the face of climate change.