Transart Triennale 2016: Transart alumnus Shark Roth presents “Missing the Megafauna: Rewilding the Canon” in artist talk and guided tour

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Shark Roth will present an Artist talk and guided tour of his intervention at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the Transart Triennale 2016

Artist Talk: Missing The Megafauna: Rewilding the Canon
Tuesday January 12

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 serves as a lens to consider internal rewilding as
eco-system restoration.

Guided Tour: Missing The Megafauna: Rewilding the Canon
Sunday January 17
Metropolitan Museum of Art
(meet inside the lobby at the bench on the south side (to the left as one enters) of the Great Hall/Entrance Lobby.)

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.

If you plan to attend, please rsvp to Susie at by January 8th

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

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