A presentation of projects about people, plants, and fungi that combine theoretical, creative, and scientific approaches to engage with more-than-human socialities.
Elaine Gan is an artist-theorist who teaches at New York University, Center for Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement. She is co-editor of Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene (Minnesota 2017) and directs the Multispecies Worldbuilding Lab, an experimental podcast about climate change. Her interdisciplinary practice engages with the fields of feminist science & technology studies, environmental/digital arts and humanities, and multispecies ethnography.
Co-organized by the Arts & Sciences and ICA at NYU Shanghai.
Free and open to public.
In conjunction with Goldenrod, an exhibition by Zheng Bo.
Goldenrod and its related events are presented as the first season of The (Invisible) Garden, a two-year artistic research program that inquires into the garden as a method that shapes our understanding of Nature and our relationships to other species. For four seasons, from Fall 2019 through Spring 2021, the ICA at NYU Shanghai will present artists, thinkers, and practitioners, through exhibitions, events, and a publication, to consider the garden and ask how might we denature Nature?