Substaintialis Corporis Mixti, NYC Bohemian National Hall, Czech Center, New York City, curated by Mark Cervenka, Director, O'Kane Gallery, University of Houston
Opening: March 7, 2010
Participating Artists: Anila Agha, Barbara Benish, Brian Collier, Santiago Cárdenas Arroyo, Christopher Edgar, Chris Jordan, Floyd Newsum, Lynn Randolph, Miloš Šejn, Sharon Sprung.
Substantialis Corporis Mixti ("Substantial Form of the Blended Body"): the synergies exhibition of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.
Organized by Safe Planet: the United Nations Campaign for Responsibility on Hazardous Chemicals and Wastes on the occasion of the Eighteenth Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development. Substantialis Corporis Mixti is from the work De Mixtione Elementorum ("On the mixture of the elements", circa 1272) by Thomas Aquinas. In this short scientific work, Aquinas seeks to understand how the manner in which the modern elements behave in combination, and in particular the aggregation of imperceptible bodies (aggregatione corporum insensibilium), impact the nature of bodies.
Opening reception for the public was held on Friday May 7, with a curator's talk at 6:45pm followed by gallery viewing until 8:00pm. The exhibit was be open to the public Saturday, May 8-Friday, May 14th. (Normal gallery hours are Monday-Sunday, 10:00-5:00.)
The exhibition was sponsored by The Czech Republic and organized by Safe Planet: The United Nations Campaign for Responsibility on Hazardous Chemicals and Wastes on the occasion of the Eighteenth Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development.