In Terra Amata, an exhibition of new
works, Brooklyn-based sculptor Nick
van Woert borrows icons from the
past, referencing the ideals of former
generations, and overlaps them with
more familiar contemporary materials.
The work illustrates a chronology
of forms and ideas encompassing
everything from classical sculpture,
the Donner Party, and Henry David
Thoreau, to Ted Kaczynski, Pruitt-Igoe,
and 6221 Osage Avenue. The exhibition's
title refers to an archaeological site in
the South of France where it is believed
fire was first used domestically.
“We build things in our own image
and to dissect the world around us is
to dissect ourselves.”—Nick van Woert
This event is part of Fiction & Non-Fiction, one of Crossing the Line 2011's three curatorial program perspectives.