Curated by Dr. Jeffrey Hughes, the exhibition Dispositive Environments will highlight the tension between technology and permanence, as well as the too often neglected ecological consequences of technology’s rapid expansion. 

The juxtaposition of still necessary mechanisms and technologies of the Industrial Revolution associated with, for example, sub-surface mining or railroad transport, are intertwined with the technological engines of transnational commerce and information economies. Art that responds to this intersection of social, symbolic and political forces will be shown with research-based documentation. 

The concept of the dispositive is here related to the context in which the work is executed and also experienced. Instead of merely a locus for the transmission of expression and content, works in the exhibition will encourage the viewer/participant to construct his or her own meaning. 


Featured artists: 

Ursula Biemann

Chris Jordan

Eva Ju

Libby Reuter & Joshua Rowan

John Sabraw

The Walter Collective

Mel Watkin

All Cecille R. Hunt Gallery events are free and open to the public. Cecille R. Hunt Gallery of Webster University is located at 8342 Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63119.

Exhibition Hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm


  • Occurred Friday, March 24th, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Cecille R. Hunt Gallery

8342 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63119


Amber Slater-Raymond