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Existence on the Periphery panel and opening reception

Join us for the opening panel and reception for Existence on the Periphery, an exhibit curated by 2019-2020 Graduate Arts Fellow Cassandra Klos, in the Keohane-Kenan Gallery through March 29.

We have entered the era of the Anthropocene: a geological age denoted by human engagement with the environment becoming the dominant force behind geological, oceanic, and atmospheric change. From the communities of the Canadian Arctic, to the Atacama Desert of Chile, to the refugee camps of Yemen, to Mars simulation sites around the United States, to Afrofuturist utopias; each artist in Existence on the Periphery examines a different facet of our Anthropocene narrative, leading us to consider the diverse manners by which humans already contend with the severity of climate change. Reckoning with existence on the periphery may be one way of examining how we can balance the precarity of our future climate.

Klos will moderate a panel featuring filmmaker Allison Cekala and photographer Acacia Johnson (whose work is featured in the exhibit) and Ralph Litzinger, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology.

The panel begins at 5pm in the Ahmadieh Family Conference Room in the West Duke Building. Reception to follow in the Keohane-Kenan Gallery.