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The Earth is a Tree Full of Poems Like Mushrooms of the Air Exhibition

September 11, 2023 - September 29, 2023

“The Earth is a Tree Full of Poems Like Mushrooms of the Air” exhibition explores questions at the intersection of land, water, extraction, sovereignty, violence and resistance through material and speculative works across a wide panorama of media approaches including film, models, sculpture, photography, collages and installations. The group exhibition includes works by Coco Allred, Rose Florian, Pete Goché, Nadia Huggins, Jason Fitzroy JeffersSamiha Meem, Jason Mena, Killian O’ Dochartaigh & Edward Lawrenson, Christopher Rey PerezPost-Novis / Hilary Wiese, Roque Raquel Salas Rivera, Luis Othoniel Rosa and WAI Think Tank. Work will be on display Sept. 11–29 in Gallery 181.

The exhibition is part of the “From Land Grab to LandBack: Architecture and Positions on Land” symposium taking place Sept. 25–29 in the College of Design. The symposium is organized by architecture associate professors Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz Garcia and Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture Douglas Spencer.

Gallery 181 is located on the first floor of the College of Design building on the west side of the Iowa State campus. Exhibition viewing hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by special arrangement. Closed weekends and holidays. Admission is free.


September 11, 2023
September 29, 2023
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Gallery 181, College of Design
715 Bissell Road
Ames, IA 50011 United States
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