REVIEW: "Art/Act: Maya Lin" @ The David Brower Center, Berkeley

Dec 30, 2014 6:34AM

In the fall of 2014, the David Brower Center in Berkeley, California, opened the exhibition “Art/Act: Maya Lin,” which features the sculptural artist’s first multimedia project What is Missing? The show itself is the result of the six annual Art/Act Award, which was given to Lin—best known for designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC—in recognition of her achievements in art and architectural design, as well as her longstanding dedication to environmentalism.

Upon entering the exhibition, one of the first works that visitors encounter is a video piece from What is Missing? (2009– ). The 20-minute video features 75 short films that share information on various environmental topics, such as endangered species and habitat loss, created using related sound and footage donated by experts in the field, including the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Geographic Society.