The Oldest Living Things in the World at Gotham West
09/18/18 - 12/03/18
Rachel Sussman (b. 1975) is a Guggenheim, NYFA, and MacDowell Colony Fellow, and two-time TED speaker. Her critically acclaimed, decade-long project "The Oldest Living Things in the World" combines art, science, and philosophy into a traveling exhibition and New York Times bestselling book. Working with biologists to track down organisms 2,000 years old and older, she has photographed ancient life from every continent. Sussman describes the project herself as “images of the past in the living present… to forge a personal connection to a time frame well outside our temporal comfort zone."