A Receding Coast: The Architecture and Infrastructure of South Louisiana
December 14, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Opening: Saturday, Dec 14, 6-10pm
The landscape of South Louisiana is a product of the shifting course of the Mississippi River over centuries. It’s also a product of human engineering. Oil and gas pipelines and the flood protection systems that run adjacent to them are structural markers of the conflict between land and water, and the precarious nature of living on the coast. Rather than focusing on scenes of flooding and disaster, this project explores the impact of climate change and adaptation in the region, and our relationship to these vulnerable spaces.
Virginia Hanusik is an artist and writer whose work explores the relationship between landscape, culture, and the built environment. Her work has been exhibited internationally, featured in Domus, Places Journal, NPR, Fast Company, Oxford American, Newsweek, and The Atlantic, among others, and supported by the Graham Foundation and Mellon Foundation. She is a member of the Climate Working Group at New York University and is currently working on a project about climate adaptation along the American coast. She received her BA from Bard College and lives in New York City.
Image: Virginia Hanusik – Our Lady of Blind River