Ecoaesthetics: The Tragedy of Beauty at Exit Art
Beijing Xilu, Jingan District, Shanghai, 2004 by Sze Tsung Leong
Ecoaesthetic, a group show on view at Exit art, focuses on artworks by 9 artists whose works confront the impact of war, industrialization and deforestation on the environment. The images included in the exhibition depict both the tragic results of human destructiveness while simultaneously indicating visual aesthetics of eco-degradation. Ecoaesthetic is part of a new initiative from Exit Art called SEA (Social-Environmental Aesthetics) that looks to present a diverse multimedia exhibition program and permanent archive of artworks that address social and environmental concerns. Included in the exhibition are photographs by David Maisel, featured in Aperture magazine issue 172 and Sze Tsung Leong featured in Aperture magazine issue 183.
Ecoaesthetic: The Tragedy of Beauty
June 18 – August 28, 2010
475 Tenth Ave
New York, NY, 10018