Visual Natures – The Politics and Culture of Environmentalism in the 20th and 21st Centuries

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The role of Lucy Davis Migrant Ecologies Projects works in the field of 21st century art and ecology featured in Visual Natures at MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology.

This is significant as it situates our work as an important contribution a history of art ecology engagements since the 1960's alongside:
Agnes Denes and Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, Alan Sonfist; Allan Sekula Studio; Allora & Calzadilla and The Gladstone Gallery; Ana Mendieta Estate and Galerie LeLong; Antero Kare; Armin Linke; Ars Electronica Archive; atelier d’architecture autogérée; Auburn University Rural Studio and Timothy Hursley; Betsy Damon and Asia Art Archive America; Bildmuseet, Ken + Julia Yonetani, Robert Williams, Bryan McGovern Wilson and David Mabb; Biosphere 2, University of Arizona; Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center; Bright Ugochukwu Eke; Carla Maldonado; Carsten Höller Studio; Casa Río Lab; Cecilia Vicuña Studio; Christo and Jeanne-Claude Foundation; City of Kent Art Commission: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum's Library; David OReilly; Decolonizing Architecture Art Research (DAAR); Delhi Greens; Dennis Oppenheim Estate; Dia Art Foundation; Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Dineo Seshee Bopape and Galerie Sfeir-Semler; Diogo Evangelista; documenta archiv; Dominique Mazeaud; Eduardo Kac; Eli Noyes; Elizabeth A. Povinelli and Karrabing Film Collective; Eve Andrée Laramée; Evelyn Roth; Formafantasma; Fotoarchiv Kunsthalle Basel; Fundación Nicolás García Uriburu; Gail Gelburd; Gene Bernofsky and Richard Kallweit; Georg Dietzler; George Gessert; Grant Kester; Günther Zamp Kelp; Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV); Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison; Himali Singh Soin with David Soin Tappeser, Jordan Nasser and Viveka Chauhan; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute; Hope Ginsburg; Jean-Baptiste Decavèle, Marianne Friedman-Polonsky and the Fonds de Dotation Denise et Yona Friedman; Jean-Paul Jungmann; Jenna Sutela; Jens Hauser; Julia Connor and the John Cage Trust; Julie Martin and GB Agency; Juliet Kepes Stone; Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler; Kathryn Miller and Michael Honer; Katie Paterson and Ingleby, Edinburgh; King County Arts Commission; Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein; LACMA, Balch Art Research Library and Malcolm Lubliner: Lara Almárcegui; Latitudes (Max Andrews and Mariana Cànepa Luna); Laura Gustafsson and Terike Haapoja; Lemna International; Les Abattoirs / Bibliotheque des Abattoirs: Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway; Liu Xiadong and Lisson Gallery; Lloyd Kahn; Lonne Van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan; Lucia Pietroiusti; Lucy Davis and the Migrant Ecologies Project; Ludwig Forum, Aachen; Mabe Bethônico; Maria Thereza Alves; Marjetica Potrč and Galerie Nordenhake; Mark Dion and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery; Massimiliano Gioni; Maya Lin Studio; Mel Chin; Michael Callahan, Gerd Stern, Carl Solway Gallery and Paige Rozanski of National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Michael Rakowitz and Barbara Wien Gallery; Michael Wang; Milton Becerra ("Meteorito", 1985); Minerva Cuevas and Kurimanzotto Gallery; Monira Al Qadiri; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Nicole Fournier ("Live Dining", 2005-ongoing); Nils Norman; Nobuo Sekine Estate and Blum & Poe; North Carolina State Archives; Olafur Eliasson Studio; Orin Langelle; Orkan Telhan; Ou Ning; Pamela Seymour Sharp; Patricia Johanson; Paul Rosero Contreras; Paula Cooper Gallery; Paulo Arraiano; Pedro Neves Marques; Pekka Niskanen; Peter Fend and Ocean Earth Development Corporation; Peter Marshall; Petri Eskelinen; Platform; Pori Art Museum; Prof. Heinz Mack Atelier; Robert Horvitz and Fabrice Florin; Robert Morris Estate and Castelli Gallery; Sanjay Kak; Sharjah Biennial; Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago; Søren Dahlgaard, Elena Gilbert, Paolo Rosso of Microlima and Amani Naseem ("Maldives Exodus Caravan Show", 2013-2017); Stalker; Steve Kutz and Steve Barnes / Critical Art Ensemble; Studio Brandon Ballengée; Sue Spaid; Superflex; SUPERFLUX (Anab Jain and Jon Ardern); Susan Snodgrass; Tavares Strachan; The Aspen Institute and Ferenc Berko Estate; The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller; The Land Foundation; The Rauschenberg Foundation; Tue Greenfort; University Archive of Berkeley UC; University Archives of Illinois Institute of Technology; Unknown Fields Division (Liam Young and Katy Davies); Urban-Think Tank and Alfredo Brillembourg; Uriel Orlow; Ursula Biemann; Ute Hörner and Mathias Antlfinger / CMUK; Verbier Art Summit; William Irvin Thompson Estate; ZKM – Center for Art and Media and Bruno Latour
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLisbon, Portugal
PublisherMAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2022
MoE publication typeF2 Partial implementation of a work of art or performance
EventVisual Natures: The Politics and Culture of Environmentalism in the 20th and 21st Centuries - MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 30 Mar 20225 Sept 2022


  • Art & Ecology
  • Art Histories

Field of art

  • Contemporary art


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