Of the Land
The group exhibition Of the Land considers human connections to land. The artists address destructive human relationships with our surroundings and the way that colonial seizing of territory has disrupted relations with the land. They attend to the history and effervescent presence of smell of a tiny plant on the verge of disappearance. And they problematize notions of the garden as a universal secular retreat. Considering ecology beyond the natural, Of the Land proposes fond and caring ways of relating. It emphasizes that we—a “we” encompassing both a human and a fox—are not in the world, but are of the world.