Seismic Shifts will showcase artists and architects whose work challenges disciplinary boundaries and raises critical social, environmental and political issues. The exhibition includes seminal work by Nick Cave, Thornton Dial, Tom Friedman, Vik Muniz, Wangechi Mutu, Betye Saar, and Bill Viola, and recent projects by architects Greg Lynn, Kate Orff, and Moshe Safdie.
On view from January 31 through May 5, 2013 at the National Academy, Seismic Shifts will include painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media, video, and architectural models created between 2005 and 2012, with a number of new works featured.
As original thinkers, this group of artists and architects has created paradigmatic shifts in contemporary culture. Their commitment to cultural investigation, conceptual inventiveness, and a curiosity of materials, as well as a desire to affect social, political, cultural and/or ecological change warrants special recognition.