Earth Day: Webinar
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Today's unprecedented level of human-caused climate change has given rise to an urgent worldwide call for action towards a sustainable ecological future. Contemporary artists have responded by creating artworks that raise awareness of the environmental impact of individual and industrial activity, demonstrating how art can be an act of environmental stewardship and a conduit for healing, and addressing the political, social and economic inequities that contribute to the disproportionate impact of climate disasters on historically marginalized or underserved communities. This series of lectures will survey contemporary art that considers the human and non-human toll of the climate crisis and the blurring of the boundaries between art and activism. The series will culminate with a panel discussion on international Earth Day.
Earth Day 2021: Art and Action
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Moderated by: Julie Reiss
Toby Jurovics is founding director of the Barry Lopez Foundation for Art & Environment, which works with contemporary artists to create installations about climate change and our relationship with the land in a time of environmental crisis. Prior to this, he was chief curator and curator of American western art at Joslyn Art Museum, and a curator of photography at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Princeton University Art Museum. A specialist in nineteenth and twentieth century photographic surveys of the American West, he has organized over fifty exhibitions on artists including Robert Adams, Barbara Bosworth, Emmet Gowin, A.J. Russell, Timothy H. O'Sullivan and William Wylie as well as numerous group exhibitions, and has published essays on Karl Bodmer, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Steve Fitch, John Gossage and the New Topographics. He lives in New Mexico.
Mary Mattingly is an artist based in New York City. Mattingly recently launched Public Water with More Art and completed a two-part sculpture Pull for the International Havana Biennial with the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de la Habana and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, two spherical ecosystems that were pulled across Habana to Parque Central and the museum. Her work has also been exhibited at Storm King Art Center, the International Center of Photography, Palais de Tokyo, With the US Department of State she participated in the smARTpower project in Manila. She founded a floating food forest in New York called Swale. Her work has been featured in Art in America, Artforum, Sculpture Magazine, The New York Times, Le Monde, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and on BBC News, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, WNBC, and on Art21. Her work has been included in books such as the Whitechapel/MIT Press Documents of Contemporary Art series titled Nature and Henry Sayer’s A World of Art.