“Epoch” exhibit at Pinecrest Gardens

EPOCH | Gallery | Event Invitation

 

 

You are cordially invited to

EPOCH

a solo show by

Xavier Cortada

at

Hibiscus Gallery
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 S. Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Meet the artist at the exhibit opening on November 30th, 2017 at 7pm.

Exhibit runs through January 14th, 2018

 

With half of Earth’s species now facing the risk of extinction, Xavier Cortada’s EPOCH exhibition examines life forms from the past 540 million years and invites the viewer to ponder what future life forms may look like on Planet Earth. This is a relevant conversation, since our species has a huge role in determining the outcome. Indeed, we are the cause of the Sixth Mass Extinction currently underway.

A decade ago, Cortada launched his Endangered World project at the South Pole to bring awareness to the plights of endangered species at every point in the world above.  The project has addressed global biodiversity loss through art installations at the South Pole (2007), North Pole (2008), Holland (2009) and Biscayne National Park (2010) and through online participatory art projects (www.endangeredworld.org).

Epoch runs November 30th, 2017 through January 14th, 2018

Learn more at www.cortada.com/event/2017/epoch

CLIMA: The Sacrifice

 

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Xavier Cortada, "Endangered World: North Pole," ritualistic installation, 2008.

Xavier Cortada, “Endangered World: North Pole,” ritualistic installation, 2008.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 5
 10 am:  panel | wake | performance


Endangered World: The Sacrifice
Participants will come together in a circle and engage in an altogether different type of animal sacrifice. Their offerings will be for animals struggling to survive across each of the Earth’s 360 longitudes. One by one they will speak the names of 360 species on the brink of being forever removed from Earth.