The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has awarded $100,000 to the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida, Gainesville, in support of an exhibition that will address human impact on the environment.
Opening on September 18, 2018, “The World to Come” will feature works by more than fifty contemporary artists who explore the forces that contribute to climate change, environmental devastation, and extinction, including Olafur Eliasson, Wilfredo Lam, Gabriel Orozco, Trevor Paglen, Liza May Post, Thomas Struth, and Haegue Yang. The exhibition will also be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue, a symposium, lectures, and other educational programming.
“In this space and time of accelerating transformation, the exhibition offers a pause—an opportunity to pay attention, think, feel, take a stand, and imagine a better world to come,” Kerry Oliver-Smith, the Harn’s curator of contemporary art, said. “We are very thankful to the Andy Warhol Foundation for making it possible to bring together works focusing on one of the greatest challenges of our time.”
The foundation’s grant program supports the creation, presentation, and documentation of contemporary visual art, particularly work that is experimental or under-recognized.