Our primary program partner is ArtSpirit, the arts initiative of the Episcopal Church in Wyoming, which includes a special focus on Native American contemporary art.
Read about GROUNDED, a forthcoming touring exhibition with Northern Plains contemporary artists.
GATES OF TURAN - An Ecology of the Soul
Firouz FarmanFarmaian and the Venice Biennale 2022
(Apr 23, 2022 – Nov 27, 2022)
We are partnering with Persian-born artist Firouz FarmanFarmaian in his artistic installation to be exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2022 at the invitation of Kyrgyzstan. Building on the foundations of post-tribal explorations, GATES OF TURAN is a multi-format installation exploring ancient Central Asian tribal culture through the transforming prism of contemporary practice. History, memory and the post-tribal inform Firouz FarmanFarmaian’s installation, bridging dialogues between the past and future, east and west, ancient craft and innovative technology. The installation speaks to a multiplicity of currents in planet preservation, art, spirituality and philosophy. Through GATES OF TURAN, Firouz explores the need to recapture endangered artistic “know-hows” from Central Asia to create a contemporary mythology of the earth – highlighting the need for an ecology of the soul within any ecology of the planet.