Dr. Julie Reiss hosts The New Social Environment

21 Apr 2020

Art historian Dr. Julie Reiss hosts The Brooklyn Rail’s forum: The New Social Environment. Joined by environmentally focused artists, and longtime friends and collaborators Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman, the discussion focused around the urgency of work that engages with scientific research and climate change. Click the link below to watch the conversation in full:

Mark Dion’s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. Dion has received numerous awards, including the ninth annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award (2001) The Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2007) and the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Lucida Art Award (2008).

Alexis Rockman, a New York City-based artist, has blended science with informed speculation to deliver a prescient and, at times, apocalyptic vision of the ecological state of the planet. Relying on scientific, as well as historic content, Rockman continues his vision of the challenging collision between civilization and nature in this new body of work, Lost at Sea.