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Opening Reception | Only You Can Prevent A Forest

August 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston to celebrate the opening reception of their next exhibition, “Kirsten Stolle: Only You Can Prevent A Forest”

Using appropriation, wordplay, and humor, Kirsten Stolle co-opts advertising strategies used by agrichemical corporations to resurface and critique company history. For her exhibition, 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.

All College of Charleston students, faculty, and staff, and current Halsey Institute members receive free admission to our opening receptions. Non-members will be asked for a $5 donation.

Find out more about the benefits of membership at https://halsey.cofc.edu/sustain/join


August 27, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston
161 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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