Earthly Observatory explores how we sense, portray, and engage our deep planetary entanglements and features artists Allora & Calzadilla+Ted Chiang, Jonas N.T. Becker, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Kelly Church, Xavier Cortada, Rena Detrixhe, Paul Dickinson, Mark Dion, Jeannette Ehlers, Terry Evans, Assaf Evron, The Field Museum Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies, Terike Haapoja, Paul Harfleet, Isao Hashimoto, Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, Amanda Hess & Shane O’Neill,Katie Kingery-Page, Tim Lamey, SAIC's ARC Land Acknowledgment Subcommittee, Meredith Leich, Norman W. Long, Peggy Macnamara, Nandipha Mntambo, Cherish Parrish, Claire Pentecost, Ken Rinaldo, Zoé Strecker, Cole Swanson, Anaïs Tondeur, Walter Tschinkel, and Erin Wiersma.
Earthly Observatory is curated by SAIC faculty members Andrew S. Yang and Giovanni Aloi with former Department of Exhibitions Director Hannah Barco and Graduate Curatorial Assistants Sophie Buchmueller (Dual MA 2022), and Sydney Gush (MFA 2022), Parinda Mai (MFA 2022). Exhibitions at the SAIC Galleries are supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
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Meredith Leich, Animated Drawings for a Glacier— Kennicott (2018), photograph documenting site-specific screening. Photo by Yoni Goldstein.