Busy days in Milwaukee. Here are a few install photos of the Watershed exhibition that opens in Milwaukee on Friday, January 28th at the Union Art Gallery at UWM (same space that Justseeds created an installation at in 2008.) Watershed: Art, Activism, and Community Engagement addresses the shifting ecological and political dimensions of water. This project, organized by Nicolas Lampert and Raoul Deal brings together artists, scientists, and urban farmers and uses art as a form of activism to comment on water issues in Milwaukee and the Great Lakes Basin, and their impact on the world at large. It tackles issues such as water shortages, notions of abundance, water privatization, invasive species, industrial pollution, and water as a human right.
Watershed opens Friday, January 28th, 5:00-8:00 pm
Exhibition runs from January 28 ‚Äì February 25, 2011
Union Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2200 East Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI
Watershed features installations by Sweet Water Organics, Colleen Ludwig, Jarod Charzewski, Raoul Deal and Nicolas Lampert; video projection by Lisa Moline, Dr. Rudi Strickler, and Lane Hall; prints by students at the Bruce Guadalupe Middle School and the Walnut Way Conservation Corp in Milwaukee; films by Laura Klein that document public intervention projects by Amy Mall and Sherwin Ovid, Tiffany Holmes, Maria Cristina Tavera and Xavier Tavera, Nance Klehm, Jesse Graves, Sarah Lewison, kathryn e. martin, Jenny Plevin and Allison Westbrook, Lisa Moline and Lane Hall, Ximena Sosa and Cristian Mu√±oz, Deal, and Lampert. Watershed also features a series of discussions by Milwaukee-based artists, scientists, urban farmers, and community activists, as well as a presentation by the Brooklyn-based environmental artist Betsy Damon.