Month: January 2007

ecotopia: nature’s edge

(Check out his newest bad-ass camera recently profiled in the New Yorker.)In the evocative photo series Imaginary Encounters of the Dodo and Mauritius Island, Harri Kallio places carefully constructed models of adorable and extinct dodo birds back into their natural habitat, staging dramatic re-enactment of their lives based on eyewitness accounts, pictorial sources and physical evidence in museum.Mitch Epstein's haunting power plant looming over pastoral Raymond, West Virginia.The postapocalyptic global nomad fashions of Mary MattinglyDoug Aitken's FedEx mega-metropolis Plateau. (Which is presumably furnished with FedEx Furniture .)International Center of Photography1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd StreetNew York, NY 10036Map Phone: (212) 857-0000Artists featured include: Robert Adams, Doug Aitken, Allora & Calzadilla, Wout Berger, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Patrick Brown, Catherine Chalmers, Stéphane Couturier, Lou Dematteis and Kayana Szymczak, Yannick Demmerle, Goran Dević, Mark Dion, Sam Easterson, Mitch Epstein, Joan Fontcuberta, Noriko Furunishi, Marine Hugonnier, Francesco Jodice, Harri Kallio, Vincent Laforet, Christopher LaMarca, An-My Lê, David Maisel, Mary Mattingly, Gilles Mingasson, Simon Norfolk, The Otolith Group, Sophie Ristelhueber, Clifford Ross, Thomas Ruff, Carlos & Jason Sanchez, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Victor Schrager, Simon Starling, Kim Stringfellow, Diana Thater and Wang QingsongMore to exploreEcotopia: The Second Icp Triennial of Photography And Video exhibition catalog by Brian Wallis, Edward Earle, Christopher Phillips, Carol Squiers and Joanna Lehan (Editor).Multimedia tour with curator Brian Wallace and review: “The Natural World, in Peril and in Its Full Glory” in the New York Times.

links for 2007-01-02

Doors of Perception weblog: Re-designing the game We are all emerging economies now. The publication of the Stern Review of climate change economics, by a former World Bank chief economist, marks a radical change in the rules by which we compete. (tags: design creativity economics game politics innovation sustainability) THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER 2007 What are you optimistic about? Why? Surprise us! (tags: 2007 ideas philosophy science culture inspiration knowledge optimism questions)