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Curator’s Coffee Club | Only You Can Prevent A Forest
September 16, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston for a casual morning of coffee, conversation, and an exhibition tour with the Halsey Institute’s curators and your fellow members in the “Kirsten Stolle: Only You Can Prevent A Forest” exhibition. The Curator’s Coffee Club is sponsored by Counter Culture Coffee in Charleston.
This event is open to all levels of Halsey Institute membership.
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Using appropriation, wordplay, and humor, Kirsten Stolle co-opts advertising strategies used by agrichemical corporations to resurface and critique company history. For her exhibition, Only You Can Prevent A Forest, Stolle has created photo-based collages, visual poetry interventions, text-based sound animation, a neon wall piece, and her first site-responsive sculptural installation.
Building upon her decade-long research into companies like Bayer/Monsanto and Dow Chemical, the work will forefront historical ties to chemical warfare and reveal persistent greenwashing. Stolle’s work interrogates the global influence of chemical companies on our food supply and their consistent efforts to downplay effects of their toxic products on our health and environment.