Charles B. Wang Center, Zodiac Lobby
Marking the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, Peace Tree 9/11 features works by artists from around the world – including the United States, Europe, and Asia – submitted in response to a call for art. Comprising paper sculptures constructed in numerous styles, the exhibition is inspired by the paper cranes folded by mourners in the aftermath of 9/11. Peace Tree 9/11 engages its audience in contemplation of peace, solidarity, and social justice, and seeks to transcend the political, ethnic, and sectarian tensions that so often emerge in response to tragedy. Members of the community are invited to contribute their own offerings of peace and remembrance, for display alongside the memorial tree.
An opening reception and ceremony takes place on September 7, 2011 at 1PM. Light refreshments will be served. The closing reception and ceremony will take place on September 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm. The exhibition and receptions are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, October 4 through Sunday, November 6
Recycling and Reincarnation: Exhibition of Public Art, Image Communication and Industrial Design
Charles B. Wang Center, Zodiac Lobby and Niches
At a time when issues of sustainability and environmentalism are increasingly the focus of public attention (and often controversy), Recycling and Reincarnation: Exhibition of Industrial Design, Installation and Mixed Media Art features works from artists affiliated with East China Normal University in Shanghai, PRC. Recycling and Reincarnation explores the connections of recycling as an environmental or industrial practice with cyclicality of life, spirit, and history. Some works are artistic reflections or meditations on these themes, while others imagine creative sustainable technology.
The exhibition is accompanied by an artistic exchange, in which Stony Brook University welcomes artists and faculty from East China Normal University for a workshop and artists’ panel. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet these international artists and intellectuals at our opening reception, or to hear their ideas at the panel!
Presented by Stony Brook University's Office of the President; The Confucius Institute; Charles B. Wang Center; and East China Normal University in Shanghai, People's Republic of China; in collaboration with Stony Brook University's Department of Art.
Exhibition: October 4 – November 6, 2011
Opening Reception: October 4, 2011at 4:30 pm, Wang Center
Artists’ Panel: October 4, 2011 at 2:30 pm, Lecture Hall 1