NOWs: Art + Landscape STL at Granite City Art and Design District

16 March - 06 April 2019 / Nows

Art + Landscape STL

short-term laboratory

Granite City, Illinois, USA

Art + Landscape STL is an intensive, short-term laboratory for St. Louis-based artists and designers working at the intersection of art and landscape.

Emerging from an ongoing series of private discussions and excursions, the project is anchored by a public exhibition, Art + Landscape STL, installed throughout G-CADD’s campus and unfolding through five weekends of programs on-site—performances, talks, walks, and more.

Participants: Michael Allen, Betsy Brandt, Christopher Carl, Jennifer Colten, Sage Dawson, Eric Ellingsen, Meghan Grubb, Derek Hoeferlin, Shabez Jamal, Gavin Kroeber, Yowshien Kuo, Aaron Owens, Tim Portlock, Jenny Price, Katherine Simóne Reynolds, Allana Ross, Micah Stanek, Rory Thibault, Westhaven Ensemble, and Rachel Youn. The project is organized by Gavin Kroeber.

The exhibition will be open select days from Sunday 10 March to Saturday 6 April as follows:

Sunday 10 March
5-8pm Special Event: Mississippi. An Anthropocene River

Presented in partnership with HKW (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin) and the Max Planck Institute (Berlin) as part of their wider initiative Mississippi. An Anthropocene River.

5pm Exhibition opens
6pm Public Dialogue: Confluences with HKW and Art + Landscape STL
7pm How Not What: Power, Time & Landscape | Performance by Michael Allen

*HKW will additionally be organizing an 11am public program, Anthropocene. Archaeology of the Present at Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Site.

Saturday 16 March
6-10pm Opening Celebration + STNDRD reception

7pm Public Dialogue: Curating the Landscape with Gavin Kroeber, Michael Behle, Jessi Cerutti, Kristin Fleischmann Brewer, Charis Norell, Dana Turkovic

Ambient Performances by Betsy Brandt

Saturday 23 March

1pm Public Dialogue: Locating the Human. Contemporary Landscape as Eco Art with Ila Sheren
2pm Poetry Readings curated by Ted Mathys
With Eric Ellingsen, Jacqui Germain, David Alejandro Hernandez, Devin Johnston, Dana Levin, Aditi Machado, Ted Mathys
3pm Scaping Habitus | Workshop with Esther & Beth Neff (MARSH)
4pm Public Dialogue: Art + Landscape Roundtable

Ambient Performances by Betsy Brandt

Thursday 28 March
6-7:30 pm Special Off-Site Event: Cocktails & Conversation at Laumeier Sculpture Park

6pm Conversation with Art + Landscape STL participating artists Christopher Carl, Sage Dawson, Meghan Grubb, Yowshien Kuo, and Allana Ross

Saturday 30 March
1-5 pm

1pm Public Dialogue: Landscapes of Belonging
2pm the heartland landscape in the time of Rulers | Performance by Eric Ellingsen
3pm NNN Cook “Coordinates Checker (Traverse)” 2019 | Sound Performances
4pm Public Dialogue: Art + Landscape Roundtable

Saturday 6 April, Closing Day
1-5 pm

1pm Explorative Walk with Chris Carl & Jennifer Colten
2pm Performances:
The Homestead Project by Jenny Price
How Not What: Power, Time & Landscape by Michael Allen
Approaching Landscape City by Westhaven Ensemble
3pm Public Dialogue: Art + Landscape Closing Roundtable

Ambient Performances by Betsy Brandt

Art + Landscape STL Team:
Curatorial Assistant and Project Coordinator: Amela Parcic
AV Installations lead: Aaron Owens
Outdoor Installations lead: Allana Ross
Interns: Marshall Karchunas, Dongzhe Tao
Acknowledgements: Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Simiya Sudduth

Special Thanks to Mississippi. An Anthropocene River, a project by Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin, in collaboration with numerous international partners, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office as part of the initiative #WunderbarTogether as well as by the Max Planck Society.