Towards a New Animism (10)

Created on: Friday, December 31, 2021
Towards a New Animism
January 6-30, 2022 at Amos Eno Gallery
56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY
Co-curated by Candace Jensen and Joyce Yamada

Featuring Artworks by: Candace Jensen, David Nakabayashi, Kathleen Vance, Jo Watko &
Joyce Yamada, with Grant Johnson in the Project Space

Press Release:
Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present Towards A New Animism, which includes the
work of 6 artists whose practice observes and responds to the vital and infinitely
complex relationships between humans and the living planet. The show also explores the
possibilities for shifts in cultural focus, especially in the context of our universal crises; climate change, and ecosystem degradation and destabilization.

This assembly of visual work joins conversations already happening between scientists, philosophers, activists, and thinkers of all stripes— synthesizing views which acknowledge that Life is self-generating, complex, deriving from relationships of both competition and co-operation, and insistently re-forming balance moment by moment through all interactions great and small. There was a time when some in the sciences thought that life was nothing more than a mechanical process, like a machine— and so
many of our cultural views still echo this. However, we are now invited to regard that as a radically outmoded idea, and to instead see life as a creative process, and to creatively participate and collaborate. This vision of humanity within a continuum of all beings related to each other, entwined and entangled, dependent on each other in mysterious and unexpected ways, is not a new idea exactly, but in this dire time, new ways of enacting and embracing this idea could be a vital and inspired turn.

Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday, January 7th from 6 PM to 9 PM
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