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Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art

Curated by Stephanie Smith

Balancing environmental, social, economic, and aesthetic concerns, sustainable design has the potential to transform everyday life and is reshaping the fields of architecture and product design. Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art explores the influence of this design philosophy on artists who combine a fresh aesthetic sensibility with a constructively critical approach to the production, dissemination, and display of art.

Beyond Green includes existing works, commissions, and previously presented work that has been “recycled,” spotlighting ways in which artists are building paths to new forms of practice. Many of the artists work collaboratively and leaven serious social aims with playful, off-the-grid spark, updating the Bauhaus notion of form following function or more recent Beuysian social sculpture. Their approaches range from the metaphorical to the pragmatic, sometimes serving as models for audience activism.

Touring locations
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
Oct 6, 2005 – Jan 15, 2006
Museum of Arts & Design
Feb 2, 2006 – May 7, 2006
Smith College Museum of Art
Feb 2, 2007 – Apr 15, 2007
Contemporary Arts Center
May 5, 2007 – Jul 15, 2007
Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University
Sep 14, 2007 – Dec 2, 2007
Museum London
Jan 5, 2008 – Mar 16, 2008
Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
Apr 4, 2008 – Jun 10, 2008
The Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College
Sep 11, 2008 – Dec 12, 2008
The DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University
Jan 19, 2009 – Mar 30, 2009
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