Cortada works: Do Not Open | Climate Refugees | Hot for Hialeah | Psychoanalysis of Climate Change | Reclamation Project | Flor 500
LTER : Everglades (Florida) | HJ Andrews (Oregon) | Hubbard Brook (New Hampshire)
Xavier Cortada will return to Hialeah for CLIMA 2016 during 2016 Art Basel Week with the opening of several of his art-science exhibits:
- The artist will be presenting “Do Not Open,” a participatory work aimed at connecting present-day South Florida residents and political refugees with climate refugees in the future.
- Cortada will also present recent projects, including Hot for Hialeah and the Psychoanalysis of Climate Change.
- Cortada will show works created at three Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER (Florida), Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest LTER (New Hampshire), and H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (Oregon).
- Cortada will also showcase two prior participatory eco-art projects: FLOR500 (wildflower reforestation effort to commemorate Florida’s quincentennial) and the Reclamation Project (mangrove reforestation launched a decade ago in 2006). Cortada’s paintings and prints of wildflowers and mangroves will also be on exhibit.
CLIMA presenting partner Honoring the Future brings the work of Philadelphia-based artists Peter Handler and Karen Singer (Alaskan Journey: Artists Bear Witness to Climate Change.)
CLIMA is also honored to present the work of its 2016 featured local guest artist, Michael Gray. Gray, an FIU MFA candidate in Visual Arts: Studio Practice, will be presenting his Phyllum Floridian exhibit and contribute works to Cortada’s project on climate refugees.