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NINETEEN ELEVEN, ongoing

The year 1911 was remarkable for humankind’s sense of progress through understanding and mastering the natural world.  This year airplane travel became viable,  automobiles were marketed to the public, semi-automatic weapons were standardized, electronic computation was patented, and the physics of the atom were discovered. It was the year that Aldo Leopold first moved to New Mexico and began to champion the complex value of wilderness. One hundred years later, a group of artists were gifted the weathered wood from Aldo Leopold’s original home. On a neighboring plot of land this material became a temporary structure that provided a platform for observation, conversation, and collaborative process. nineteen eleven functions as a similar platform - a temporal framework for engaging with and evaluating humanity and the natural world. Utilizing historic and contemporary texts, physical experience of place, and collective response to the built and natural landscape, nineteen eleven is an evolving archive of understanding.