SIU Museum to Display Exhibit that Boasts RTD Faculty Work

Southern Illinois University



SIU Museum to Display Exhibit that Boasts Sarah Lewison's Involvement

September 06, 2018

Image of field workers.

The Earth Will Not Abide

SIU University Museum Sept 7- Oct 12, 2018

Works by artists from Chicago, Carbondale and Argentina about the industrialization and globalization of agriculture. 

There will be an opening reception from 4:30-6:30 on Friday Sept 7. 

There will be further events to be announced in early October.


The Earth Will Not Abide

is an exhibition that poses questions about the ecological and social viability of industrial agriculture and extractive land use. Drawing connections between lands in the US, Brazil, Argentina, and China that have been—and are currently being—engineered to support an agricultural economy based on monoculture, the exhibition’s artists attempt to understand the rapid transformations in land use, biological diversity, and social structures wrought by these monocultures. The exhibition proposes that the analytical tools of political ecology—the study of the relationships between political, economic and social factors in environmental issues and changes—allow us to visualize and critique this subject, while also pointing us in the direction of viable responses.

Ryan Griffis and Sarah Ross
Brian Holmes and Alejandro Meitin
Sarah Lewison and duskin! drum
Claire Pentecost

The Earth Will Not Abide was produced in part through support provided by the Humanities Without Walls consortium, based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Humanities Without Walls consortium is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.