The Ocean After Nature

Curated by Alaina Feldman for Independent Curators International, New York (ICI)

Friday 3 March - Friday 9 June 2017

In considering the future of our planet, today's oceans reveal more about the consequences of human actions than ever before. Inspired by the essay-film The Forgotten Space by Allan Sekula and Noël Burch, The Ocean After Nature considers the ocean as a site reflecting the ecological, cultural, political and economic realities of a globalized world through the work of 16 international artists and collectives including: Ursula Biemann; CAMP; Yonatan Cohen & Rafi Segal; Mati Diop; Drexciya; Peter Fend; Renée Green; Peter Hutton; Hyung S. Kim; Manny Montelibano; Deimantas Narkevičius; The Otolith Group; Maria D. Rapicavoli; Supersudaca; Allan Sekula and Noël Burch; and the UNITED BROTHERS.

An Independent Curators International (ICI), New York exhibition organised by Alaina Claire Feldman and made possible, in part, with generous support from ICI’s International Forum and the ICI Board of Trustees. Presented for the 2017 Adelaide Festival.

Public Programs

Tuesday June 6 2017, 1 - 2pm

ON ART: Talk

Alaina Claire Feldman (NYC) in conversation with Gillian Brown (SA)

Speaking from New York via Skype, Alaina Claire Feldman, Curator, The Ocean After Nature and Director of Exhibitions, iCI (Independent Curators International) and Gillian Brown, Curator, Samstag Museum of Art discuss the power of narrative and document in environmentally engaged art.


The Australian: Staying Afloat: The Ocean After Nature