May 23-June 6 2014
The Howard Art Project
National Geographic takes as its point of departure issues of representation in political ecology. Here, artists and art objects serve as spokespersons for nonhuman entities, at once creating and bringing into focus discrepancies between our external reality and its varied representations. While rooted in the factual, the works place emphasis on their own aestheticization, understanding it as not extraneous but necessary for their involvement within social or political frameworks.