"Waterworld" Opening Reception

Aquatic-inspired exhibition "Waterworld" will run at the Glass Curtain Gallery March 8-April 20.

“In 2018, it is almost impossible to talk about water without having political connotations.”

— Co-curator Holly Cahill on Waterworld

Columbia’s Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces (DEPS) will debut the aquatic-inspired gallery Waterworld March 8. The exhibition runs through April 21, with a tour and catalog release party April 12.

The goal of Waterworld is to “explore water’s part in our species’ past, present, and future.” Through their work, the exhibiting artists examine the dual role of water as a biological resource and a life-threatening force of nature. Several artists will explore the ways in which water shaped human civilizations by examining the ocean’s role in global trade and slavery, while others delve into humanity’s current understanding of climate change, among other issues.

Waterworld features work from Leslie Baum, Drexciya, Julie Marie Lemon, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Mohau Modisakeng, David Nasca, and the late Allan Sekula. The exhibit was co-curated by Tiger Strikes Asteroid members Holly and Zachary Cahill.

Waterworld Opening Reception
Thursday, March 8
5-7 p.m.
Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S. Wabash Ave.