Student Art Overhead
The Eugene Lang Skybridge Art and Sound exhibition space will be hosting a show of students' work that envisions the future: “2109—Imagine the Future.” The show opens March 3 and runs through April 13.
The Skybridge is a curatorial workshop and a seminar class taught by Professor Simonetta Moro in association with Professor Sarah Montague. The class is a theoretical and hands-on course that teaches students how to curate and manage a gallery space. Every semester, faculty and students work on curriculum-based projects and create multimedia exhibitions. The project has grown in the last couple of years, hosting visiting artists, photographers, environmentalists, urban designers, sound artists, and musicians. Certain shows have been staged in a very experimental manner. One even involved a “human telephone booth.”
This semester the curatorial class exhibits students’ art. Professor Moro said, “There is a lot of underlying art at Lang that we ought to reveal. Generally the visual arts are not really exposed.”
Paula Davidsohn, a student of the class, said, “I am very excited about the theme and the very fact that it is students' work, because it's people we can relate to.”
Professor Montague stressed the multimedia aspect of the exhibition. The exhibition will include visual art but also written work, fashion, and sound pieces. What to expect from this exhibition is the question: How do students conceive of the future? After all, students are the ones in a state of becoming and looking toward the future.
Katy Rizzo, another student of the class, said, “It is interesting that so many submissions we have imagine the future as a return to nature.”
In the upcoming month I suggest you take a walk on the third floor to see the exhibition. Get set for a journey across the Skybridge’s tubular passageway, where past, present, and future blend and pull you backward and forward, only for you to face the present.