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22 Jul
The Gallatin Galleries
Jul 22, 2022 -Aug 17, 2022 | 9:00 AM-6:00 PM


Fluid Matters, Grounded Bodies: Decolonizing Ecological Encounters

The Gallatin Galleries presents Fluid Matters, Grounded Bodies: Decolonizing Ecological Encounters, a mixed-media installation featuring the works of eight artists considering the impact of colonial enterprises on landscapes, people, and histories. 

The exhibition presents works by Farah Al Qasimi, Beatriz Cortez, micha cárdenas, Tessa Grundon, Joiri Minaya, Ada M. Patterson, Himali Singh Soin, and Alexis Rider, and engages with complex questions around impermanence, belonging, transformation, and erasure as they relate to human (and non-human) lives and the earth itself. The artists’ works are ecologically conscious, while their self-reflective, collaborative artistic practices emphasize notions of kinship as central to their counter-historical work.

The exhibition is co-curated by Patricia Eunji Kim (Assistant Professor, NYU Gallatin) and Anastasia Amrhein (Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania), together with Gallatin students Claudia Azalde, Cheyenne Bryant, Jasmine Buckley, Kaleah Mchawi, and Ally Swanson.

The Gallatin Galleries are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm to the NYU Community. You must be cleared to be in the NYU building with the Daily Screener to enter the Gallery.

All non-NYU community members (including recent alumni who no longer have the Daily Screener) can view the exhibit by appointment, by emailing at least 1 business day in advance.  The exhibit is closed on weekends. If you wish to make an appointment for Monday please let us know by noon the Friday before. 

NYU is a vaccinated community.  All members of the NYU community are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a COVID-19 booster shot (if eligible for the booster based on CDC criteria). You must be able to show the green screen on the NYU Daily Screener to enter the building.

All visitors/guests to The Gallatin Galleries must be vaccinated and boosted and be cleared to be in the NYU Buildings. All non-NYU persons are required to bring proof of vaccination and ID so we can check it at the door. If you do not bring proper documentation, you will be turned away at the door.   

All non-NYU visitors must make an appointment to attend.


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