January 16, 2018

See Yourself E(x)ist

Pratt Manhattan Gallery

Installation view, See Yourself E(x)ist, photo by Jason Mandella Photography.

Pratt Manhattan Gallery presents See Yourself E(x)ist, an exhibition that looks at the future of humans and nature—at our poetic and futile attempts at agency, and our absurd productive efforts to control. The exhibition presents incidences of human interaction—with animals, insects, leaves, trees, earth, and time—that yield extraordinary artifacts, engineered forms of hope, and objects of power. They’ve taken the form of robots, videos, paintings, sculptures, and interactive objects. The art acknowledges the elegance of futility, the strangeness of attempts at permanence, and the absurdity of technological advances.

See Yourself E(x)ist features work from eighteen artists including painters, jewelry designers, mixed media, and installation artists that address our human future in nature and our inevitable transformation, evolution, and decay.

Artists and designers include: Nobumichi Asai, Alan Berliner, Michael Candy, Fantich & Young, Kathryn Fleming, Gijs Gieskes, Lee Griggs, Ann Hamilton, Dorry Hsu, John Jerard, Lanzavecchia + Wai, Lorenzo Oggiano, Jaime Pitarch, Andrew Quitmeyer, Madeline Schwartzman, and Allan Wexler.

Curated by Madeline Schwartzman, author of See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception and See Yourself X: Human Futures Expanded

Thursday, February 8, 6:30pm, room 213 (adjacent to the gallery)
Free and open to the public

Join us for a talk and jam with future thinkers.

Alan Berliner: Independent filmmaker and artist
Kathryn Fleming: Multidisciplinary designer exploring the intersections of science, art and technology
Fiona Raby: Professor of Design and Emerging Technology, Parsons: The New School for Design
Madeline Schwartzman: Curator, author of See Yourself X: Human Futures Expanded and See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception, Adjunct Professor Parsons: The New School for Design and Barnard College

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