Spaces, Species and Situations: David Brooks and Meredith Johnson

Image: David Brooks, Gap Ecology, 2013.

Spaces, Species and Situations: David Brooks in conversation with Meredith Johnson
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
ICI Curatorial Hub

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public

New York based artist David Brooks, in conversation with curator Meredith Johnson, will discuss his past work and current projects. Through his expeditions, installations, and public work, Brooks explores the relationship between culture and the natural world. Brooks and Johnson will discuss how our communal and individual relationship to geologic time can be translated through the ephemeral language of the exhibition, and the role artists play in a political conversation that spans species and epochs.

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February 24, 2015

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013


David Brooks

David Brooks is a New York based artist whose work considers the relationship between the individual and the built and natural environment. His work investigates how cultural concerns cannot be divorced from the natural world, while also questioning the terms under which nature is perceived and utilized. Brooks has exhibited at the Dallas Contemporary; Tang Museum, NY; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; Sculpture Center, NYC; Miami Art Museum; Changwon Sculpture Biennale, South Korea; The Visual Arts Center, Austin; the Goethe-Institut, NYC; and MoMA/PS1 where he had a large scale installation for two years. In 2011-12 Brooks opened Desert Rooftops in Times Square, a 5,000 square-foot urban earthwork commissioned by the Art Production Fund. Other major commissions include the Cass Sculpture Foundation, UK and Storm King Art Center, NY; and current exhibitions at the deCordova Museum, MA; and the Nevada Museum of Art; with an upcoming exhibition and the Aldrich Museum, CT. He received a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2010, and a research grant to the Ecuadorian Amazon from the Coypu Foundation in 2012.

Meredith Johnson

Meredith Johnson is a curator and Director of Consulting at Creative Time. She came to Creative Time in 2007, where she has curated and produced such projects as Spencer Finch’s The River That Flows Both Ways, Pae White’s Self Roaming, Stephen Vitiello’s A Bell for Every Minute, and the 2010 Creative Time Art Basel Miami Beach Oceanfront Nights Program in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, 032c in Berlin, and Tramway in Glasgow. She spearheaded a series of artist chef collaborations in 2011, including seasonal interventions by Marina Abramović, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Janine Antoni, and Michael Rakowitz, and recently co-curated a program of commissioned video works for MTV’s Art Breaks, presented by Creative Time, MoMA PS1 and MTV. Johnson has also led the organization’s advising work on arts programming in such cities as Louisville, KY; Seattle, WA; Dallas, TX; and Chicago, IL. In addition to her work at Creative Time, Johnson was a curator at Artists Space in New York from 2007–2009. Prior to coming to Creative Time, she was the Assistant Director at Minetta Brook, an organization that presented projects like Robert Smithson’s Floating Island to Travel Around Manhattan Island and Watershed: The Hudson Valley Art Project. Johnson received her BA in Art from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and her MA in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts.

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