Dimitra Skandali
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"Deep, Above you" @Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
"Deep, Above you", is a site specific installation for The Ocean After Nature traveling exhibition curated by Alaina Claire Feldman and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The presentation at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts has been organized in collaboration with Ceci Moss, Assistant Curator of Visual Arts. Honored to be part of this poetic and powerful exhibition among the following international artists: Ursula Biemann, CAMP, Yonatan Cohen & Rafi Segal, Mati Diop, Drexciya, Peter Fend, Manuel Gnam, Renée Green, Peter Hutton, Hyung S. Kim, An-My Lê, Manny Montelibano, Deimantas Narkevičius, the Otolith Group, Ulrike Ottinger, Maria D. Rapicavoli, Carissa Rodriguez, Allan Sekula & Nöel Burch, Supersudaca, UNITED BROTHERS.

Duration of the show: June 17 - August 28, 2016
Tour Dates: June 2016 – December 2019

More about the exhibition:

For centuries, the ocean has prompted awe, figuring as a vast unknown space loaded with notions of the sublime and the exotic. In the past fifteen years however, global technological and economic shifts have triggered new concerns and understandings of the ocean. As we consider the future of our planet, today’s oceans reveal more about the consequences of human actions than ever before. The ocean and humanity, no longer thought of as separate, exist in a relationship of mutual and potentially destructive influence.

The Ocean After Nature considers the ocean as a site reflecting the ecological, cultural, political, and economic realities of a globalized world through the work of twenty artists and collectives. These internationally established and emerging artists explore new ways of representing the seascape as a means to identify and critique the various interrelated and chaotic systems of power, such as land-sea divides, the circulation of people and goods, and the vulnerabilities of our ecosystems. Featuring work in a wide variety of media—including photography, video, sculpture, music, and design—the exhibition proposes that seascapes do not only reflect power but can be instruments of power themselves.

Invoking personal themes of identity and migration, alongside more universal concerns related to tourism, trade, and the exploitation of natural resources, the artists in The Ocean After Nature respond to the intertwined factors that define this new understanding of the ocean.

Accompanying the exhibition is a publication edited by the curator and designed by Geoff Kaplan; including texts by Negar Azimi, Ursula Biemann, Yonatan Cohen and Rafi Segal, María del Carmen Carrión, Övül O. Durmusoglu, Kodwo Eshun, Patrick Flores, Ed Halter, Ebony L. Haynes, May Joseph, Amanda Parmer, Lisa Le Feuvre, Lucy R. Lippard, Andrey Misiano, Allan Sekula and Noël Burch, Lanka Tattersall, Virgil B/G Taylor, Jordan G. Teicher and Sarah Wang.

For more insights, reviews, etc, please visit the Links section of my website and the following links: https://www.ybca.org/whats-on/the-ocean-after-nature and http://curatorsintl.org/exhibitions/the-ocean-after-nature

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