Biennial invitational researchers Mendi Obadike and Professor of Art Keith Obadike's sound and light projection titled Harmonies + Difference Tones. Their contribution to the biennial also includes a large steel sculpture inside the Johnson Museum.

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The future inside and out: Cornell Biennial blankets campus this fall

Stroll along the Arts Quad this semester and you're likely to find yourself standing in front of an installation that asks you to consider both the social, environmental, and political challenges of the present moment and where the future may lead depending on the choices we make. This could be presented as six toilets set in a circular formation attempting to demystify perceptions about human waste or as a wooden structure that forms a staircase of sorts leading to questions about restorative and regenerative design.

Curated by Cornell Council for the Arts Director Timothy Murray, this year's Cornell Biennial, themed "Futurities, Uncertain," explores innovative ways to think about what's ahead through the work of 40 artists and collectives, including nine exhibits by AAP faculty, students, alumni, and invited guests. Though the biennial kicked off in April and extends through December, the majority of exhibitions will be on view this fall running on a staggered calendar. While some have closed or are nearing their end dates, many are currently on view and more will open as we head deeper into the semester.

Continue reading on the Architecture, Art, and Planning website.

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