University of New England - Innovation for a Healthier Planet

Current Exhibit

PERSEPHONE IN THE LATE ANTHROPOCENE

Curated by Megan Grumbling and Jenna Crowder

January 29 – May 14, 2021

Persephone in the Late Anthropocene is a response by three visual artists to a poetry volume of the same name by Megan Grumbling, which presents a sequel to the Persephone myth and sets it in the age of climate crisis. Poet and artists reflect on the imagery and experience of climate crisis, and explore how as a community we might understand our roles in this era through a diversity of modes – through art, poetics, performance, narrative, the sciences – the better to meet its challenges together.

Persephone in the Late Anthropocene by Megan Grumbling book cover featuring fresh and rotting persimmon pieces
Persephone in the Late Anthropocene by Megan Grumbling book cover

Featuring work by Patrick Corrigan, Megan Grumbling, Denis Nye, and Hannah Secord Wade. Co-curated by Megan Grumbling and Jenna Crowder.

In the interdisciplinary spirit of this exhibition, the curators of Persephone invite the UNE community to respond to it, and to consider through their own discipline how we might communicate the realities of climate crisis. 

Submit a response to the exhibit.