Fresh 3.0 in Watershed
Watershed: Art, Activism, and Community Engagement runs January 28 – February 25, 2011 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Union Art Gallery.
This exhibition, organized by Nicolas Lampert and Raoul Deal, addresses the shifting ecological and political dimensions of water in Milwaukee and the Great Lakes Basin, and relates them to similar issues around the world.
Water is the most critical resource on earth. It has traditionally been held in the public commons, but is now being privatized by multinational corporations at a frightening pace. Water has become big business and the struggle over who controls water — corporations or communities — will likely define many of the social justice movements, political decisions, and wars of the 21st Century.
Watershed features installations by Sweet Water Organics, Colleen Ludwig, Lane Hall and Lisa Moline, Raoul Deal, and Nicolas Lampert; Prints by students at the Bruce Guadalupe Middle School and the Walnut Way Conservation Corp in Milwaukee; Films by Laura Klein that document public intervention projects by Nance Klehm, Jesse Graves, Sarah Lewison, Amy Mall and Sherwin Ovid, Tiffany Holmes, Maria Cristina Tavera and Xavier Tavera, Katie Martin Meurer, Jenny Plevin and Al Westbrook, Ximena Sosa and Cristian Muñoz, Deal, and Lampert.
Watershed also features a series of Thursday night presentations in February by Milwaukee-based artists, scientists, and community activists, and a presentation by the Brooklyn-based environmental artist Betsy Damon.
More information: http://watershedmke.wordpress.com/