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Terra Amata

FIAF - French Institute Alliance Francaise
22 East 60th Street, 212-3556100
September 17 - October 29, 2011
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Terra Amata is featured as part of FIAF’s acclaimed fall festival, Crossing the Line, which runs from September 17 to October 16, 2011.

In Terra Amata, an exhibition of new works, Brooklyn-based sculptor Nick van Woert borrows icons from the past, referencing the ideals of former generations, and overlaps them with more familiar contemporary materials.

The work illustrates a chronology of forms and ideas encompassing everything from classical sculpture, the Donner Party, and Henry David Thoreau, to Ted Kaczynski, Pruitt-Igoe, and 6221 Osage Avenue. The exhibition’s title refers to an archaeological site in the South of France where it is believed fire was first used domestically.

“We build things in our own image and to dissect the world around us is to dissect ourselves.” —Nick van Woert

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