Reading the World
Reading the World explores artistic investigations into forces of nature. Together the works displayed prompt viewers to consider their own encounters with the natural world, their ecological and political contexts, and how they become reflected in a wide range of mediums. All of these artworks come from larger bodies of work that demonstrate the artists’ ongoing inquiries into how we understand the world around us.
This exhibition is inspired by a partnership between the Spencer Museum’s Arts Research Integration program and Huixuan Wu, associate professor of aerospace engineering in KU’s School of Engineering. Like the work of the artists in the exhibition, Wu's research addresses natural phenomena that can be difficult to interpret. Reading the World is supported by his Career Award from the National Science Foundation.