March 2021

Press Your Ear to the Wind

A virtual stage for artist “duets” that unearth the complexities of climate crises through artworks, conversation, and questioning.

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
Vibha Galhotra
Deborah Jack
Eiko Otake
Sarah Cameron Sunde
Tali Weinberg

Curated by Ellie New

Presented by The Gallatin Galleries & NYU Gallatin WetLab

What’s missing from mainstream dialogues about climate crises?

How can artistic practices unearth the complexities inherent in experiences of environmental injustice and climate emergency?

How can artworks activate our collective power to imagine
more equitable, habitable futures?

Press Your Ear to the Wind is a three-part event series that unites artists and audiences around the above questions. Borrowing its title from Deborah Jack’s artwork “Foremothers”, this series is an invitation to listen to the wisdom held in the land, water, and our own bodies, and to trace the currents of resilience that flow from our inherited pasts into the futures we generate.

In their own ways, each of these artists investigates relationships with place, cultural inheritance, ritual, and embodiment as modes of resistance to the systems that spur climate crises. In each virtual “duet”, two artists will share their artworks and ideas, untangling both the individual and the shared strands of their perspectives. Weaving art, conversation, and questioning across disciplinary and geographical boundaries, this series celebrates the power of art and artists to dismantle structures of oppression through acts of care, embodied imagination, and bold action.

– Ellie New, Curator

Learn more about each event:

March 3, 2021

March 17, 2021

March 31, 2021