If you have been following Swoon on Instagram, or followed any of her friends, you know that there is a massive installation being built at the Brooklyn Museum for Swoon's "Submerged Motherlands" exhibition. From the looks of it, the show is going to be amazing, and when it opens on April 11, it will be continual evidence that Swoon's work is some of the most unifying and engaging being made in contemporary art today.
For this exhibition, Swoon creates a site-specific installation in our rotunda gallery, transforming it into a fantastic landscape centering on a monumental sculptural tree with a constructed environment at its base, including sculpted boats and rafts, figurative prints and drawings, and cut paper foliage.
Often inspired by contemporary and historical events, Swoon engages with climate change in the installation as a response to the catastrophic Hurricane Sandy that struck the Atlantic Coast in 2012, and Doggerland, a landmass that once connected Great Britain and Europe and that was destroyed by a tsunami 8,000 years ago.
All images above from Swoon's Instagram account, photo above by Tod Seelie.