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9/5, Pioneers of the Greater Holocene - Jonathon Keats
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Nancy Tubbs

September 04, 2019    

MODERNISM INC. presents:

Pioneers of the Greater Holocene - Jonathon Keats

Thursday, September 5, 5:30pm-8:00pm, San Francisco

MORE INFO: http://modernisminc.com/exhibitions/jonathon_keats--pioneers_of_the_greater_holocene/


Launching on September 5th at Modernism Inc., the Pioneers of the Greater Holocene will systematically catalogue places in the Bay Area where attributes of the Holocene still endure, from Muir Woods to the weeds growing out of Mission District sidewalk cracks. These will not only serve as models for Holocenic revival elsewhere in the world, but also may provide scientific grounds for remaining within the current epoch as we contend with Anthropocenic excess.

To offset the Anthropocene, and to foster ecosystems where all life can thrive, the Pioneers will collaborate with plants, fungi and bacteria to rewild the planet. In San Francisco, a city undergoing rapid development, the organization will distribute seed packets containing native grasses that will take root wherever people spread them, from empty lots to busy streets. Over time, these grasses will provide the groundwork for forests to flourish within the urban matrix, not as decorative features for humans but as habitats where all species meet as equals. The organization will also provide a special nutrient mix for lichens, symbiotic organisms capable of transforming concrete into soil while also purifying the atmosphere. "We can't direct how this formula may be washed over skyscrapers, any more than we can officially sanction appropriation of jackhammers to plow through highway asphalt and plant the interstates with grass," says Mr. Keats. "The Bay Area has a reputation for disruption. Preventing a new epoch by re-terraforming the planet is the ultimate disruptive act."

DATE/TIME:
Thursday, September 5
5:30pm-8:00pm

LOCATION:
MODERNISM INC.
724 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA, 94121
415-541-0461
http://www.modernisminc.com/

COST/TICKETS/REGISTRATION:
FREE and open to the public.

MORE INFO:
Website: http://modernisminc.com/exhibitions/jonathon_keats--pioneers_of_the_greater_holocene/
Email: harlee@modernisminc.com
Phone: 415-541-0461
Contact: Harlee

About MODERNISM INC.:
Founded in 1979, Modernism has since presented more than 450 exhibitions, both historical and contemporary, in media ranging from painting to photography, sculpture to performance, by an international roster of artists.

Throughout its 37 years, owner Martin Muller has striven to keep the gallery's challenging, museum quality program at the forefront of the art world.
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