Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson’s socially-engaged projects explore contemporary relationships between human and non-human animals in the contexts of history, culture and the environment. Based on their work alongside avian researchers at Jacob’s Point, RI, The Only Show in Town will comprise artworks made in response to the plight of the saltmarsh sparrow, resident in the world only along a narrow and depleted margin of the east coast of North America and marked for extinction by the year 2050.
Curated by: Jo-Ann Conklin
Image: Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, Escape/Release #4, 2019
Tania Bruguera works with people to expose, critique and change the institutional structures and political dynamics that impact the lives of the most vulnerable individuals and groups in our societies. One of the most recognized socially engaged artists practicing today, Bruguera joins the Brown University community as a Professor of the Practice and will teach her course "The School of Arte Útil" in the Spring 2019 semester. Her exhibition at the David Winton Bell Gallery will emerge from her research and teaching at Brown and continue themes and techniques developed in 10,142,926, her recent commission for the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern in London.
Co-organized with the Brown Arts Initiative
Guest curator: Heather Bhandari
Image: Tania Burguera, Portraits, 2004