Swoon: Submerged Motherlands


Swoon: Submerged Motherlands, 2014; Brooklyn Museum photograph.

Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA, until 24 August.
Brooklyn-based artist Swoon celebrates everyday people and explores social and environmental issues with her signature paper portraits and figurative installations. She is best known for her large, intricately cut prints that are wheat-pasted onto industrial buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan. For this exhibition, Swoon has created a site-specific installation in the rotunda gallery, transforming it into a fantastic landscape centring 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 has engaged with climate change here.