SPONSORED: The latest exhibition at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (Facebook | Website), Time as Landscape, features a selection of artists who desire to understand, question and describe the subject of time as scientific fact, as relative experience, or as aesthetic archive.
The topic is timely, as ongoing discussions of STEAM curriculum reverberate in our schools. The preciousness of time is also amplified by growing concerns about the environment and global mortality from a macro to micro as individuals struggle to make sense of a faster-paced, connected world.
The exhibition includes artists Darren Almond, Lucas Arruda, Rosa Barba, Luis Camnitzer, Julia Dault, Tacita Dean, Noah Doely, Spencer Finch, Camille Henrot, On Kawara, Tom LaDuke, Julie Mehretu, Trevor Paglen, Howardena Pindell, Thiago Rocha Pitta, Dawn Roe, Tomás Saraceno, Xaviera Simmons, Sarah Sze, Sara VanDerBeek, and Lawrence Weiner.
The exhibition also includes several new acquisitions, such as the important photograph, Idomeni Camp, Greece by New York-based artist Richard Mosse. With a military-grade infrared camera, Mosse documents a temporary refugee camp. The resulting photograph, produced with a telephoto lens that senses heat, presents a haunting document of the plight of refugees and the lack of permanency in their lives.
Time as Landscape provides a framework for interdisciplinary engagement. The Museum’s contemporary collection, as well as the Smith Watch Key Collection, has been positioned in a new context to inspire discussion around historic objects and their relationship to the contemporary. Debuting in the exhibition are recent acquisitions of work by Julie Mehretu, Tomás Saraceno, Richard Mosse, and Luis Camnitzer.
The Alfond Inn at Rollins, the Museum’s satellite contemporary space which displays works from the Cornell’s Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, has simultaneously unveiled a newly commissioned installation by Tomás Saraceno. Curated by Amy Galpin and Abigail Ross Goodman, Time as Landscape is accompanied by a catalog which includes essays by the curators and Trevor Paglen’s text “Geographies of Time.”
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum is located on the Rollins College campus in Winter Park, at the eastern tip of Holt Avenue [GMap]. There is no fee to enter and the hours of the museum are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The exhibit runs through December 31, 2017