2022 Cornell Biennial
Why Futurities, Uncertain?
Inspired by global artistic response to technological and biopolitical hegemony, artistic futurities imagine cultural transformation in its plenitude.

The 2022 Cornell Biennial will feature artistic environments that provoke University-wide conversation about singular utopic models, colonial visions, and socio-cultural sameness.

Meet the Artists
CCA Seeks To Fund Projects For Fall 2022 Biennial

Inviting celebratory imaginations and enactments of “Futurities, Uncertain,” the 2022 Cornell Biennial seeks an artistic call and response to counter singular utopic models, colonial visions, and socio-cultural sameness. How might artistic imaginaries stage the potential of multiple futurities, thus rendering uncertain the confidence of the colonial past and the multinational present? Inspired by global artistic response to technological and biopolitical hegemony, artistic futurities imagine cultural transformation in its plenitude. Application deadline is 1/28/22.

How might art activate empowering futurities under the troubling weight of climate change, global pandemic, racial trauma, political insecurity, social injustice, challenged women’s and sexual rights, effaced indigenous histories?

Inviting celebratory imaginations and enactments of “Futurities, Uncertain,” the 2022 Cornell Biennial seeks an artistic call and response to counter singular utopic models, colonial visions, and socio-cultural sameness. How might artistic imaginaries stage the potential of multiple futurities, thus rendering uncertain the confidence of the colonial past and the multinational present? Inspired by global artistic response to technological and biopolitical hegemony, artistic futurities imagine cultural transformation in its plenitude. An exchange of artistic projects across the disciplines might animate the future differently: Future Cinema, Future Cities, Afrofuturism, ecological activism, artistic animisms, biological (r)evolution, poetic realism, abstract expression, sound fields, surviving species, feminist utopias, intermedialities, imagined gardens, and sacred spaces.

Projects might ponder future blends of human, animal, and material just as they might reflect on fluid temporal movements between past, present, and future. How, today, might artists respond to the future demands of death, erosion, war, memory, extinction, social oppression, digital obsolescence, and cultural terrorism? How might multiple artistic practices embrace the uncertainty of futurities to activate creativity, thought, and social justice anew?

Biennial 2022 Event Calendar
Invited Artists
Xu Bing, 2022 Cornell Biennial
Precarious Natural Swarms
Ken Feingold, 2022 Cornell Biennial
The Animal, Vegetable, Mineralness of Everything
Sara Jimenez, 2022 Cornell Biennial
At what point does the world unfold?
Kyungwon Moon/Joonho Jeon, 2022 Cornell Biennial
The Ways of Folding Space and Flying
Wendy S. Walters, 2022 Cornell Biennial
Good People of Fresh Creek Basin: Notes on Climate Change
Jenifer Wightman, 2022 Cornell Biennial
Mud Painting: Bacterial Microperformativity
Cornell Artists
Swarming the Susquehanna
Swarming the Susquehanna
Matt Dallos, 2022 Cornell Biennial
Libe Slope Meadow
Every other year, we celebrate challenging works of contemporary art.


Biennial

SWARM: Ecology, Digitality, Sociality



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Duration: Passage, Persistence, Survival



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Abject/Object Empathies

Narratives of Memory
Capitoline Wolves
A Needle Woman

2022 Cornell Biennial

Curator/CCA Director Timothy Murray | Program Coordinator Erin Emerson

Curatorial Committee Ellen Avril (Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art) | Christopher Paul Csíkszentmihályi (Info Science) |
Renate Ferro (Art) | Denise Green (Fiber Science & Apparel Design) |
Leslie Lok
(Architecture) | Jeffrey Palmer (Performing and Media Arts/AIS) |
Contanza Salazar
(Graduate Student Representative) | Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon (English)

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