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Amy Hauft 700,000:1 | Terra + Luna + Sol

 

  • Exhibition

  • On view beginning March 12, 2022

Amy Hauft creates installations that reorient our experience of the landscape and of planetary living. Hauft’s exhibition at MASS MoCA, 700,000:1 | Terra + Luna + Sol, will make visitors palpably aware of their relationship to the curve of the earth and our distance from the moon. The centerpiece of the exhibition is 700,000:1, which takes its title from the mathematical odds of a person on Earth being hit by a meteor. Constructed from two enormous spheres on the floor and the ceiling, viewers will be invited to ascend the lower sphere and place their heads in the upper sphere, invoking the feeling of being simultaneously on the ground and in the sky. Accompanying 700,000:1 will be a new installation commissioned by MASS MoCA and created in residency at the museum about the unfathomability and allure of the moon.

About the Artist
Amy Hauft has exhibited her large-scale architectural installations in museums and galleries world-wide including the Brooklyn Museum (New York, NY), the New Museum (New York, NY), the International Artists Museum (Poland), The American Academy in Rome, and PS1 Museum (New York, NY) among many others. She has been the recipient of significant grants including the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, PEW Foundation Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, the Howard Foundation Fellowship and a Public Art Fund Grant, among others. She has been awarded residencies to work abroad including the Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship in Umbria, Italy, and the International Artists Residency Fellowship in Łódź, Poland. She has taught at the Tyler School of Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Texas at Austin, and is currently based in St. Louis, MI directing the College of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University.

Amy Hauft
Period Room
Beaver College Art Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Caning, plywood, florescent fixtures, hardware
Courtesy of the artist