The ACFNY is pleased to present the group exhibition Touch Nature. Curated by Dr. Sabine Fellner and co-curated with Dr. Stephanie Buhmann, it will run from October 5, 2023 through February 25, 2024. A program of related panel discussions, artist talks, and musical performances will accompany this project.

About the Exhibition

Seeking to explore the role of art in addressing the ongoing and increasingly severe ecological crisis, Touch Nature features a diverse selection of contemporary artists from Austria and the United States. Together, they engage in a dynamic dialogue that explores the impact of human activity on the environment and climate. However, takes on these subjects are faceted. In expressing their grievances, for example, some positions advocate activism while others describe new utopias. Whereas some artists explore the exploitation of landscapes for economic gains, others zoom in on the global consequences of current consumer behavior or the commodification of waste management. Many confront pressing issues, such as global food systems, the spread of epidemics, and the legacy of colonialism, while others draw inspiration from the restorative qualities of nature and its definitive role in various mythologies.

For the list of included artists and more information about the exhibition, visit the website.

October 6, 2023 – February 25, 2024 | Daily from 10 AM – 6 PM | Gallery of the ACFNY | Free admission

For more information, please visit www.acfny.org