KIRKLAND GALLERY is located at 40 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Please note that the entrance is on Sumner Road and you will need a Harvard Graduate School of Design ID to enter the building. If you would like to visit the gallery and are not a GSD student, please contact us at gsdkirklandgallery@gmail.com.

2017.04
FORBIDDEN FRUIT

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Forbidden Fruit positions the music videos of contemporary black artists as landscape precedents analogous to landscape painting at the beginning of the field's formation. The exhibition uses this form of artistic expression to explore the meaning of landscape from an unconventional cultural perspective. Conscious of the fact or otherwise, each selected artist has used landscape as a primary element in their visual messages. By examining their work through the lens of landscape architecture, we speculate on each artist's decision making and creative process. Though landscape architecture as a discipline proclaims to be interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and inclusive, it has historically failed to consider contemporary black culture due to an attachment to its Western colonial past. Forbidden Fruit begins to diverge from this historical narrative.

Hannah Gaengler & Jeremy Hartley

2017.10
TOOLMAKING

2017.03
GENTRIFIED ARCHIVES