10.15.22 to 01.21.22
Opening Reception – October 15, 6 – 10pm CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Francis Alÿs, Alice Aycock, Cristopher Cichocki, Aaron Giesel, Laura Grisi, Helen Mayer Harrison & Newton Harrison, David Horvitz, Caroline Le Méhauté, Angelika Markul, Ana Mendieta, Radenko Milak, Marie-Luce Nadal, Benoît Pype
Curated by Christopher Yggdre
On October 15, 2022, THE ELEMENTAL will open an expanded 2.0 presentation of The Gaia Hypothesis - Chapter One: Earth / Fire / Water / Air - the inaugural exhibition that launched in February with works by Cristopher Cichocki, Laura Grisi, Helen Mayer Harrison & Newton Harrison, David Horvitz, Caroline Le Méhauté, Angelika Markul, Ana Mendieta, and Radenko Milak.
The newly amplified 2.0 version of the exhibition brings forth additional artworks by Francis Alÿs, Alice Aycock, Aaron Giesel, Marie-Luce Nadal and Benoît Pype. This iteration will conclude the first chapter in a cycle involving the collective, visual, and performative writing of a curated visual novel that deals with Gaia’s intrusion.
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.