DePaul Art Museum > Exhibitions > The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene
Gideon Mendel, Adlene Pierre, Savanne Desolée, Gonaïves, Haiti, September 2008, from the series Drowning World, 2008. Chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist and Axis Gallery, New York and New Jersey.
Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch, Spatial Intervention (1), 2002, Color video, 28 min. Courtesy of the artists. © Bildrecht, Vienna 2017
Richard Mosse, Stalemate, 2011. Digital chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City, No. 95, Coal Pile, 2010. Chromogenic print. Loan courtesy of Eli Klein. Image courtesy of Eli Klein and the artist. © Liu Bolin
The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene awakens us to the physical and social effects of the Anthropocene, a much-debated term used to define a new geological epoch shaped by human activity. Structured around ecological issues, the exhibition presents photography, video, and sculpture that address subjects and themes related to raw materials, disasters, consumption, loss, and justice. Forty international contemporary artists respond to dire global and local circumstances with resistance, imagination, and curiosity about the world to come.
Click here for a research guide for this exhibition compiled by DePaul University Librarians Alexis Burson and Chris Parker. The guide serves as a starting point for conducting research on the exhibition's environmental themes and includes related databases, suggested reading and viewing, research tools, and more.