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The Essentialists: material proofs in extraordinary times

Photographic image of a bale of straw and pinewood with blue sky

 

The Essentialists: material proofs in extraordinary times is an online exhibition by students in CROS-2003 Materials and the Anthropocene. 

Created during the summer lockdown due to COVID-19, The Essentialists: material proofs in extraordinary times is an online exhibition querying materials, memory and values that shape and define our human-nature relationship. Working across various media — from foraged leaves to digital video — students create new visions of life,  loss and survival in the Anthropocene.         

-- Penelope Smart, tutorial lead and curator

Join us at https://ocad.libguides.com/the_essentialists

A special thank you to Dr. Pam Patterson for her guidance, dedication and vision which shaped Materials and The Anthropocene and our online exhibition.

Exhibiting artists: Minkyung An, Tina Fong Fiona Chan, Andy Chitty, Jessica Darzinskas, Anam Hasan Feerasta, Kristy Fung, Yujia Guo, Wesley Huang, Bisma Iqbal, Arashjot Kaur, Andria Keen, Abby Kettner, Julia Kota, Ronald Lam, Jennie Lau, Eileen Li, Griffin McAllister, Sydney Millet, Farzaneh Moallef, Cassie Pellerin, Eric Pon, Marshal Pouya, Sasha Shevchenko, Hio Lam Kylie Sio, Wei Sun, Janna Tjanetis, Hannah Warry-Smith, Yicheng Wu, Yixin Zhang, Daniel Zhou

Image credit: Жнець (Reaper), Sasha Shevchenko, 2020