WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
Opening: “Landscapes After Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime” at Grey Art Gallery
Bringing together paintings, sculptures, videos, and photographs by more than 50 artists, this exhibition focuses on contemporary representations of the environment. The show will explore the ways in which industrialization and climate change have influenced the way we depict landscapes today, all the while considering art critic and social thinker John Ruskin’s belief that artists ought to depict nature honestly. “Landscapes After Ruskin” promises a modern take on the 19th-century idea of the sublime, in which nature is beautiful and terrifying simultaneously, and the show—which features work by Richard Artschwager, Katherine Bradford, and Ai Weiwei, among many others—will examine distinctly modern anxieties and joys regarding the state of the natural world today.
Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East, 6-8 p.m.