Drowning World: The Red Cedar River Project

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Oct 2016 - Nov 2016

The Broad MSU presents a series of outdoor, site-specific installations of photographs by artist Gideon Mendel along the banks of the Red Cedar River on the Michigan State University campus. This installation is an extension of the exhibition Gideon Mendel: Drowning World at the Broad MSU. Drowning World is a series Mendel has been developing for nearly a decade, documenting the global magnitude of climate change through the immediate experiences of individuals. With a steel frame to support the images, the works appear to float upon the surface of the water. These striking images are meant to engage passers-by in meaningful contemplation on the repercussions of climate change.

This project is a partnership with MSU’s Cultural Engagement Council, the organizing body behind this year’s thematic year of arts and cultural programming entitled Water Moves MSU. The year-long initiative fosters and celebrates cultural and artistic expression inspired by water including conservation efforts, scientific research, and sustainability.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Installation
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Gideon Mendel

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