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Past Exhibition

  • Robert Adams
    Coos County, Oregon, 1999
    © Robert Adams
    Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

  • Doug Aitken
    Plateau, 2002
    © Doug Aitken
    Private collection, courtesy the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia

  • Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla
    Amphibious (Login-Logout), 2005
    Video still
    © Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla

  • Wout Berger
    Ruigoord 3, 2002
    © Wout Berger
    Courtesy Galerie Van Kranendonk, The Hague

  • Patrick Brown
    Black Market: The Trafficking of Endangered Species in Asia, 2002–5
    © Patrick Brown
    Courtesy Patrick Brown/Panos Pictures

  • Catherine ChalmersSafari, 2006
    Video still
    © Catherine Chalmers
    Courtesy the artist

  • Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg
    From the series "Forest," 2005
    © Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg

  • Stéphane Couturier
    Proctor Valley, San Diego, 2004
    © Stéphane Couturier
    Courtesy Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, and Galerie Polaris, Paris

  • Yannick Demmerle
    From the series "Les Nuits Étranges," Untitled (#6), 2004
    © Yannick Demmerle
    Courtesy Arndt & Partner

  • Mark Dion
    The Bureau of Remote Wildlife Surveillance, 2006
    © Mark Dion
    Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

  • Sam Easterson
    From the series "Animal Vegetable Video," 1998–present
    © Sam Easterson
    Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

  • Mitch Epstein
    Amos Coal Power Plant, 2004
    © Mitch Epstein/Black River Productions, Ltd.

  • Joan Fontcuberta
    Orogenesis: Brandt, 2006
    © Joan Fontcuberta
    Courtesy Zabriskie Gallery, New York

  • Noriko Furunishi
    Untitled (Grey Dry Stream), 2005
    © Noriko Furunishi
    Courtesy Murray Guy, New York

  • Marine Hugonnier
    From Last Tour, 2004
    © Marine Hugonnier
    Courtesy Max Wigram Gallery

  • Francesco Jodice
    From Natura: Il Caso Montemaggiore, 2001
    © Francesco Jodice
    Courtesy Photo & Contemporary

  • Harri Kallio
    Lion Mountain #5, Mauritius, 2004
    From The Dodo and Mauritius Island: Imaginary Encounters, 2004
    © Harri Kallio
    Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York

  • Vincent Laforet
    Hurricane Katrina, 2005
    Digital image projection
    Courtesy Vincent Laforet/The New York Times

  • Christopher LaMarca
    From "Forest Defenders," 2005
    © Christopher LaMarca/Redux

  • David Maisel
    Surveillance 973-10, 2005
    © David Maisel
    Courtesy Von Lintel Gallery

  • Mary Mattingly
    The New Mobility of Home (The Nobility of Mobility), 2004
    © Mary Mattingly
    Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery

  • Gilles Mingasson
    From The End of Shishmaref: Global Warming, 2005
    © Gilles Mingasson
    Courtesy Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images

  • Simon Norfolk
    The North Gate of Baghdad (After Corot), 2003
    From the series "Scenes from a Liberated Iraq," 2003
    © Simon Norfolk
    Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York

  • The Otolith Group
    From Otolith, 2003
    © The Otolith Group
    Courtesy the artists

  • Sophie Ristelhueber
    Iraq, 2001
    © Sophie Ristelhueber
    Courtesy the artist

  • Clifford Ross
    Mountain XIII, 2006
    © Clifford Ross
    Courtesy Sonnabend Gallery

  • Thomas Ruff
    jpeg bo02, 2004
    © Thomas Ruff
    Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

  • Carlos and Jason Sanchez
    Natural Selection, 2005
    © Carlos and Jason Sanchez
    Courtesy the artists, Claire Oliver Fine Art, New York, and Torch Gallery, Amsterdam

  • Alessandra Sanguinetti
    (Untitled) XVII
    From the series "On the Sixth Day," 1996–2004
    © Alessandra Sanguinetti
    Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

  • Victor Schrager
    From the series "Bird Hand," 1994–2001, Black and White Warblers
    © Victor Schrager
    Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery

  • Simon Starling
    One Ton, II, 2005
    © Simon Starling
    Courtesy the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd.

  • Kim Stringfellow
    Greetings from the Salton Sea, 2004
    © Kim Stringfellow
    Courtesy the artist

  • Diana Thater
    From Perfect Devotion Five, 2006
    © Diana Thater, Courtesy David Zwirner

  • Wang Qingsong
    Come! Come!, 2005
    © Wang Qingsong
    Courtesy David Zwirner

Ecotopia: The Second ICP Triennial of Photography and Video


In a time of rampant natural disasters and urgent concerns about global environmental change, this exhibition demonstrates the ways in which the most interesting and engaging contemporary artists view the natural world. Shattering the stereotypes of landscape and nature photography, the thirty-nine international artists included in this survey boldly examine new concepts of the natural sphere occasioned by twenty-first-century technologies; images of destructive ecological engagement; and visions of our future interactions with the environment. Considering nature in the broadest sense, this exhibition reflects new perspectives on the planet that sustains, enchants, and—increasingly—frightens us.

Robert Adams, Doug Aitken, Allora & Calzadilla, Wout Berger, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Patrick Brown, Catherine Chalmers, Stéphane Couturier, Lou Dematteis and Kayana Szymczak, Yannick Demmerle, Goran Dević, Mark Dion, Sam Easterson, Mitch Epstein, Joan Fontcuberta, Noriko Furunishi, Marine Hugonnier, Francesco Jodice, Harri Kallio, Vincent Laforet, Christopher LaMarca, An-My Lê, David Maisel, Mary Mattingly, Gilles Mingasson, Simon Norfolk, The Otolith Group, Sophie Ristelhueber, Clifford Ross, Thomas Ruff, Carlos & Jason Sanchez, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Victor Schrager, Simon Starling, Kim Stringfellow, Diana Thater, Wang Qingsong

Ecotopia is organized by ICP curators Brian Wallis, Christopher Phillips, Edward Earle, and Carol Squiers, and assistant curator Joanna Lehan, and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

Additional support provided by Etant donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art.