Climate Futurism

October 6–December 10

Location: Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY.

Pioneer Works and Headlands Center for the Arts are pleased to co-present Climate Futurism, an exhibition featuring new commissions by Artists Erica Deeman, Denice Frohman, and Olalekan Jeyifous presented at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY. 

Curated by ecologist and climate policy expert Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, the exhibition represents the culmination of Headlands’s inaugural Threshold Fellowship, a two-year program which highlights the power and efficacy of artists’ methods and processes to imagine a more equitable future. Taking inspiration from Johnson’s forthcoming book, What If We Get It Right?, the Artists have created works that explore topics such as creating new traditions, transforming our food system, reconnecting with nature, strengthening our diasporas, and proceeding with justice and love.


Climate Futurism is curated by Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, and is made possible by generous funding from the Joe & Clara Tsai Foundation’s Social Justice Fund. It is also supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Headlands’ Threshold Fellowship is supported in part by Christine & Curtis Gardner, Gruber Family Foundation, and The Hayabusa Charitable Foundation.


Image: Olalekan Jeyifous, PFC – Seneca SunCraft Orchards, 2022. Courtesy of the artist and Pioneer Works.