MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA has a very interesting exhibit running. Titled Badlands, the exhibit addresses “contemporary ideas of exploration, population of the wilderness, land usage, environmental politics and the relativity of aesthetic beauty”.
It comes “at this critical time, an era when the world is more ecologically aware yet more desperately in need of solutions than ever before. The artists in this exhibition share this collective anxiety some turn to the past to see how their predecessors negotiated the terrain of the landscape while some propose entirely new ideas. While deeply aware of the legacy of the landscape, each of these artist reinvents the genre to produce works that look beyond vast beauty to address current environmental issues.”
I am looking forward to a visit.
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