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Art + Landscape STL

Art + Landscape STL

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 3/10 to Saturday 4/6  as follows:

Sunday 3/10 | 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 3/16 | 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 3/23 | 1-5pm

 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 3/28 | 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 3/30 | 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 4/6, 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.

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Earlier Event: December 15
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Later Event: April 20
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