"Encontro das Aguas" (Meeting of Waters), 2016-2018, woven archival inject print on vinyl, 4 ½ x 50 feet, collection of the artist, © Clarissa Tossin

Last weeks to visit “Mending the Sky”, featuring Clarissa Tossin

Until January 31st, 2021, you can visit Mending the Sky at NOMA (New Orleans Museum of Art). The exhibition, open since October 10th, brings together eleven artists projects that envision our world after disaster, and among the artists is Clarissa Tossin. The group show takes its title from a Chinese fable in which a rip in the sky causes the earth to split open, bringing floods, fires, famine, and disease — until a goddess takes on the arduous task of mending the broken sky.

You can find bellow a further description of the exhibition, extracted from the museum’s website:

“Working across the fields of art, animation, and performance, these artists shift conversations, challenge entrenched views, and subvert the established order. Their work gives shape to the aftermath of chaos and calamity, building towards a more equitable future by helping us envision the new world that might rise in the wake of disaster. Considering the crucial actions of care, healing, and coming together, each of them recognizes that we must address past problems and remedy present issues in order to forge a new path forward. With roots in Brazil, China, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Vietnam, India, Europe, and the American South, each of these artist projects are also acts of world-building that offer us a glimpse of a future we cannot yet see”.

Clarissa’s work for Mending the Sky is called Where the River Meets the Sea, and it weaves together imagery from the world’s longest rivers: the Nile, the Amazon, the Yangtze, and the Mississippi. The artist unites them into a single flow, combining satellite imagery from the delta regions of each river to consider how these bodies of water connect an entire system of global trade. As explained on the exhibition’s webpage, “Deltas are the pathways through which people, goods, and cultures come and go, existing at the line between the local and global. Tossin reflects on the way these regions have been shaped by histories of colonialism, and the more recent impact of international shipping companies such as the Amazon corporation, whose name is derived from the river and rainforests of her native Brazil”. 

To know more about the group show, including informations of the other artists’s works, click here.

Mending the Sky, group show with Clarissa Tossin
From October 10th, 2020, until January 31st, 2021

New Orleans Museum of Art
One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124
Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm

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