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Forest Law by Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares, Forest Law, 2014, Multi-channel video installation and photo-text assemblage.
Forest Law by Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, is proud to present Forest Law, an exhibition by artist-researcher Ursula Biemann and architect Paulo Tavares.

The Harrisons' Future Garden at the UCSC Arboretum Planting of Future Garden, April 2018
The Harrisons' Future Garden at the UCSC Arboretum

A major art and science project by Newton Harrison and his late wife and lifelong collaborator Helen Mayer Harrison is now on view at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

Collective Museum with Public Doors and Windows Collective Museum Image Grid
Collective Museum with Public Doors and Windows

Tour Collective Museum, the campus-wide art project by Portland-based artist group Public Doors and Windows (PDW) at iascollectivemuseum.com.

FOREST (for a thousand years...) by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, FOREST (for a thousand years...) 2012, Installation view from dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel Germany.
FOREST (for a thousand years...) by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

FOREST (for a thousand years...), the beguiling and uncanny audio installation by renowned Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, can be experienced April 7- July 1, 2018 in the redwood grove of UC Santa Cruz's Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

Video Installation: Unearthing Disaster I & II by Angela Melitopoulos and Angela Anderson Unearthing Disaster II, Angela Melitopoulos and Angela Anderson
Video Installation: Unearthing Disaster I & II by Angela Melitopoulos and Angela Anderson

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences of UCSC Arts Division is pleased to present:

Unearthing Disaster I & II by Angela Melitopoulos and Angela Anderson
Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota St. 
San Francisco, CA
May 20 - June 24, 2017

Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA CO2LA Ocean at Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery
Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery

The Crochet Coral Reef project, by Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring, responds to the environmental crisis of global warming and the escalating problem of oceanic plastic trash.

UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project, on display though November 2017
UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project, on display though November 2017
"Look Back in Time," Russell Crotty and Lick Observatory at the San Jose ICA, November 13, 2016- February 26, 2017 Lick Observatory objects, photo by David Pace
"Look Back in Time," Russell Crotty and Lick Observatory at the San Jose ICA, November 13, 2016- February 26, 2017

Look Back in Time: Russell Crotty and Lick Observatory, the first traveling exhibition of the UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS), showed at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (SJICA) from November 12, 2016- February 26, 2017.