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SUPERFLEX: This Is The Tip Of The Iceberg

October 6 - November 22, 2023
Harbor Hall Gallery, USF St. Petersburg
1000 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 - Gallery entrance on South end of building

Hours: M-F noon-6pm and Sat noon-4pm. Closed Sun + USF Holidays (Nov. 10). Admission: Admission is free. Parking: GENERATOR visitor parking is available in lot 9 (USFSP Parking Map), south of Harbor Hall. Accessible parking is available in both lot 9 (south lot) and lot 10 (north lot). Wheelchair accessible entrance is on the northside. USF parking permits or payment by ParkMobile smartphone app are required. On street parking is also available on adjacent streets.

GENERATOR: University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum presents its inaugural exhibition, SUPERFLEX: This Is The Tip Of The Iceberg.

This Is The Tip Of The Iceberg emerges from SUPERFLEX’s in-depth research into the deep sea, biodiversity, and the climate. The exhibition immerses viewers in two parallel and interconnected realms, separated by a curtain which acts as an imaginary filter between land and sea. Passing through the curtain brings visitors from a terrestrial space unsettled by rising water to the ocean’s dark depths, to meet one of the most important cleaners of the ocean, the siphonophore. Relatives of the jellyfish, siphonophores bring between two and six billion tons of carbon a year from the surface down to the seabed, where it is stored. This Is The Tip Of The Iceberg offers an opportunity to encounter this unfamiliar species, prompting reflection on the impacts and consequences of climate change, especially relevant to Florida and its coastal communities, and encouraging humans to imagine a future defined by interspecies living and ecological coexistence. 

SUPERFLEX, The Is The Tip Of The Iceberg, 2019

This is The Tip Of The Iceberg, 2019. Courtesy of OMR. Photo credit: SUPERFLEX


SUPERFLEX: This Is The Tip Of The Iceberg Artist Talk + Opening Reception
Friday, October 6, 6:00-9:00pm
Harbor Hall Auditorium + Gallery, USF St. Petersburg
1000 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Lecture by Dr. Joseph Dituri
Wednesday, October 11, 6:00pm
Harbor Hall Auditorium, USF St. Petersburg
1000 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701


SUPERFLEX: This Is The Tip Of The Iceberg is curated by Sarah Howard, USFCAM Curator of Social Practice, and organized by USFCAM. GENERATOR: USFCAM and its programs are generously supported by USF College of The Arts; USF St. Petersburg; the Florida Department of State, Florida Arts & Culture; the Lee & Victor Leavengood Endowment; the Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation; and the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership. Additional support was provided by Danish textile company Kvadrat. 

Vertical Migration was developed in close collaboration with Kollision. This is The Tip of The Iceberg is courtesy of OMR gallery.