April 16, 2020
The opening of The Word for World is Forest, originally conceived as a group exhibition and curated by CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice Class of 2020, has been cancelled due to the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. Please stay tuned to this website and the Wattis’ social media feeds for information on the exhibition catalog and virtual components of the project, including online programming. These will be linked from this website in the coming months, with a possible physical form to come later this year.

The Word for World is Forest centers around world-building and takes alternative ways of being as its point of departure. The project turns to artistic practices that demand their own agency in constructing the present and future. The work investigates how speculative thinking can challenge dominant narratives. By looking to ways of being that value living with allied species in a conscious symbiosis, the project imagines an alternative world of mutual respect, care, and survival. Sofía Córdova, Beatriz Cortez, Candice Lin, Allison Smith, and Patrick Staff provide lenses for viewing time as malleable and circular—constructing a world where the future is, in fact, possible and within reach.

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Exhibition Opening

The Word for World is Forest
Curated by CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice Class of 2020

EXHIBITION OPENING IS CANCELED

Sofía Córdova, dawn_chorusi, 2016-2020. 2 channel video, color sound. Courtesy of the artist.
Sofía Córdova, dawn_chorusi, 2016-2020. 2 channel video, color sound. Courtesy of the artist.