Tagged: Arts

At the top a helicopter flies over a tank tunneling through the earth. Various armed persons and roosters are spaced above and below the tank.

Excavating Haitian Histories

Haitian political history, Taíno artifacts, colonial plantations, and even cholera bacteria leave their marks on the land in Kwynn Johnson’s 30-foot panoramic drawing of Cap Haitien.

Alan C. Braddock

The Art of Nature’s Nation: A Conversation with Alan C. Braddock

What can art history tell us about how artists imagine, interpret, and bear witness to environmental change? The new exhibition Nature’s Nation uses ecocritical art history to explore American environmental history and pose tough questions about what we need to do move forward.

A screenshot of Walden, a Game shows a man standing by a boat on the shore of the pond.

The Rise of Green Games

Environmental video games like “Walden, A Game” are a growing trend. Can they creatively intervene in climate change debates and inspire environmental awareness?

Small conical red clay sculptures in a wooded lot.

How the Soil Remembers Plantation Slavery

What haunts the land? Artists R.L. Martens and Bii Robertson dig up the tangled history of “the vampire crop,” slavery, and soil exhaustion in Maryland, revealing that the past is more present than you might think.

The Alchemy of Early Photography

Four contemporary photographers use historical techniques to bring attention to the transient, illusory, and disposable items and people in our world. From tintype to cyanotype, these processes combine chemical knowledge and artistic insight.

A series of differently shaped laser cut and engraved wood seals are arranged on a surface.

There’s Nothing “Natural” About Binary Gender

In light of the US government’s controversial proposal to define gender as a “biological fact,” a trans scholar and artist critiques the use of “nature” to limit the messy, multidimensional reality of gender identity and expression.