'Spatial Ecologies' research exhibition opens

Spatial Ecologies, a pop-up exhibition and research presentation by students and faculty from New College of Florida and Ringling College of Art and Design, will be on display January 18-19 at Ringling’s The Works project space. There will be an opening reception from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18. This exhibition follows the recent interdisciplinary, cross-college course which explored ecological and community interactions in the context of contemporary art research.
Display poster for Spatial Ecologies project at The Works This exhibition uses art as a space for speculative thinking, creating models, ranging from the poetic to the concrete, for rethinking our shared ways of being. The artists in this exhibition draw from their own diverse research practices, using art as a platform for creating engaged communities. The work challenges our connections to indigenous spaces, correlates immigration and invasive species, creates kinship between the non-human and the human, animates the compostable nature of thought, conjures an eco-poetics for the Anthropocene, and produces strategies for being with a world that thinks itself alone.
The Works is the Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College’s experimental curatorial lab space. This iteration of Spatial Ecologies is being presented at The Works through the Sarasota Art Museum’s “Architecture in the Anthropocene” project, which examines how humans should build and be in this era.
The Works is located at 891 S. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota, and will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on January 18-19. Limited parking is available, and the Museum encourages the use of public transportation, low impact transportation modes (cycling, walking, etc) and carpooling.

Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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