Cardboard City Exhibition Opening Reception
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Opening with artists Artemis Herber (Germany, US) and Steve Keene (US).
What will our cities of today look like tomorrow? What will be left of the monumental architecture and the icons of our mobility and shopping culture? Artemis Herber (Germany, US), Steve Keene (US), and Valery Koshlyakov (Russia, France) use the city and what constitutes it as a source of inspiration and critique. Using cardboard, an omnipresent raw industrial material used for packing and shipping everything we consume, they give shape to and raise questions about urban culture and sustainability.
This exhibition continues until September 27, 2013. Gallery hours: M-Th 9-5; F 9-3
About the German Artist:
Artemis Herber has exhibited widely throughout the United States and on an international scale (Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain). Her work has been featured in the biennale “Beyond/In Western New York,” Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; and at the San Jose Museum of Art, CA, and the Kunstverein, Paderborn, Germany (where she received the 2010 Artist Award). More recent exhibitions include ”The Open West,” UK; “Cardboard City” (Goethe-Institut Washington); “Color,” Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn NY; “Sondheim Semifinalist Exhibition,” Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD; and “Options,” Washington, DC. Herber was born and educated in Germany. She completed her studies in Fine Arts and Arts Education at the University of Paderborn, where she was awarded a number of scholarships and prizes. Herber has received several teaching awards for her projects in art and art education, and has organized community and statewide projects of advanced education workshops and exhibitions.
This Exhibition is Part of the Theme "Urban Visions"
The city of the future will certainly look and function differently than the city of today. Metropolitan areas are being challenged to foresake sprawl for more intensive inner-city development, and to tackle issues of diversity, social justice, and environmental sustainability.
When & Where
The Goethe-Institut Washington organizes and supports cultural events that present German culture abroad and that further intercultural exchange.