Exhibitions

Future Fossil

Exhibition

This exhibition opens on January 31, 2019 and runs through March 16, 2019.

It will be on view in the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery of Byerly Hall at 8 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard, Monday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m.

On January 30, 2019, there will be an exhibition opening reception at 6 p.m. in the gallery.

Free and open to the public.


Clarissa Tossin, a Radcliffe fellow in 2017–2018, expands upon her fellowship project with a newly commissioned exhibition that considers the ecology of an uncertain future. Inspired by Octavia E. Butler’s science fiction trilogy Xenogenesis (1989), in which the Amazon becomes the site for a new civilization of alien-human hybrids, Tossin speculates upon a postapocalyptic world following ecological collapse. Pairing DIY plastic recycling techniques with the materials and practices of Amazonian aesthetic traditions, Tossin highlights the contemporary footprint left in the geological sedimentation of the earth. These new works consider indigenous knowledge in relationship to the environment, while they also resemble ruins of a world yet to come.

Exhibition organized by Meg Rotzel, Radcliffe Arts Program manager


Read about all 2018–2019 exhibitions at the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery in Radcliffe Yard at https://onviewatradcliffe.org/.