Science Inspires Art: Biodiversity/Extinction
March 28–April 28, 2017
Premiered at the New York Hall of Science, Science Inspires Art: Biodiversity/Extinction is Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.’s 17th annual art-science international juried exhibition. Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) is dedicated to raising public awareness of the intersections of art and science as a more holistic way of viewing, learning about, and responding to our inner and outer worlds. Combing scientific knowledge with methods from their artistic toolbox, the show’s participants allowed their feelings of deep concern to guide their ultimate mission⎯for their art to stimulate public reflection, critical thinking, dialogue, and hopefully individual actions on the issues we face surrounding loss of biodiversity and species extinction.
(The Last Migration by Joseph Ingoldsby)The works were selected by distinguished Co-Jurors Elizabeth Corr, Manager of Art Partnerships at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Dr. Paula J. Ehrlich, President & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. As explained by Dr. Ehrlich, “By letting us see the world in ways we may not have perceived before, art allows us to discover and enhance our collective experience of the beauty and wonder of out biodiverse planet. …not only highlighting nature’s great beauty, but also the complex role and importance of every species within the intricate web of life that supports our lives.”
(Toxic Habits by Jennifer Kim Sohn)