εὖτόπος (“Eutopia”) ↬ 11 June-11 September 2016
The term “utopia” was coined in Greek by Sir Thomas More in 1516.
The word comes from the Greek: οὐ (“not”) and τόπος (“place”), meaning “no-place”, and strictly describes any non-existent society ‘described in considerable detail’.
However, in standard usage, the word’s meaning has narrowed and now usually describes an unattainable social structure that is intended to be seen as considerably better than our contemporary society.
“Eutopia” - derived from the Greek εὖ (“good” or “well”) and τόπος (“place”), means “good place”, and is strictly speaking the correct term to describe a positive, plausible utopia.
Curated experiences throughout the MAIN HALL, the HYPHEN OVER SHINBONE ALLEY, the NEWHOUSE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART and the NEW YORK CHINESE SCHOLAR’S GARDEN at SNUG HARBOR’S HISTORIC CULTURAL CENTER
εὖτόπος / “Eutopia”
a site-responsive exhibition featuring
SABRINA BARRIOS, SARAH E. BROOK, CHARLES HEPPNER, CARLTON SCOTT STURGILL, TAXIPLASM, TJ VOLONIS, & DALE WILLIAMS
executive production, curation & lighting/technical design
GEORGE DEL BARRIO
ARON CANTER, RODRIGO LOPEZ GOMEZ, LEOPOLD SCHLAEFEREIT + COLBY WERLEY
[ “Eutopia” is open every Weds-Sun, 10a-5p 11 June —11 September 2016 at Snug Harbor’s Cultural Center — The Eutopia Conference happens at the Carpenter’s Shop & Main Hall 12-6p on 10 September, 2016 —RSVP required ]