Alumnus Shark Roth to give an artist talk and tour of work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the New York launch of the Transart Triennale 2016

Alumnus Shark Roth to give an artist talk and tour of work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the New York launch of the Transart Triennale 2016

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Shark Roth, screen capture Elasmotherium Airlift after Allegory of the Planets by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, augmented reality, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Missing the Megafauna: Rewilding the Canon, a talk and tour by Shark Roth

TALK DESCRIPTION

Painter Shark Roth addresses the idea that, as climate impacts deliver us to a novel global

frontier, the role of artist as inventor, custodian and presenter of story takes on a great

charge. The Transart Triennale theme – The Anthropocene – serves as a lens to consider

internal rewilding as eco-system restoration.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Bring your smart phone/tablet and ear buds for Shark’s tour of an (unsanctioned)

Augmented Reality installation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Missing the

Megafauna is Roth’s exploration of the Pleistocene epoch as a means to contemplate

current climate and painting dilemmas – living with extinction and ecological grief as

well as the promise of Painting as the original Augmented Reality and of rewilding as a

conservation and artistic practice. To encounter it, download the app, Layar.

BIO

Transart Alum and New Yorker, Shark Roth is a painter focused on rewilding, ethology,

the Anthropocene and Painting’s utility in the 21st Century. Currently, his (unsanctioned)

Augmented Reality installation, “Missing The Megafauna,” can be encountered at The

Metropolitan Museum of Art. Roth emerged from Chicago’s vibrant performance art

scene and a ten-year touring career in the 80’ and 90s. He headlined such venues as

Randolph Street Gallery, Club Lower Links (Chi), PS122 (NYC), The Marsh (SF) and

The National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, Tennessee. Recent solo painting exhibits

in New York City include “Superheated Reservoirs” at The Phatory, “Dormancy Quota

Exceeded” at Michael Mut Gallery and “Black and Blue” at DD172. Track his daily

process at tinsquo.com.

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Shark Roth, screen capture, The Cave Bear after Untitled 1960 by Clyfford Still, augmented reality, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

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