Across the Generations
Annie Block -- Interior Design, 5/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
Change is good—except when global warming is involved. "Radical Nature: Art & Architecture for a Changing Planet, 1969–2009," opening at London's Barbican Art Gallery on June 19, brings together 70 photographs, drawings, and commissioned installations by 25 international visionaries, among them Joseph Beuys and Mark Dion. Presented as a single landscape, like a garden sprouting in the gallery, the pieces are intended to make visitors consider their relationship to nature and, even better, take steps to stop destroying it.
"Vuilniswagendans" (City Machine Dance) by Mierle Laderman Ukeles. Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.