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Over the 2019-2020 season, the Union Gallery is hosting a reading group within the gallery space. By collectively reading a short text out loud, followed by an informal conversation, we will explore the critical relationship between art and theory. In reading and thinking together we will consider the ways in which galleries can be sites of knowledge production and dissemination, and offer us ways to situate our practices as scholars, students and artists.
Union Gallery Main Space | Wednesday, November 20 2019 6:30-8:00pm
Climate crisis is an urgent issue living in the Anthropocene, where the human and human activity are a definitive force in the earth’s geology and ecosystems. This iteration of our reading group asks us to consider the ways we are implicated in the crisis we find ourselves in, and how art offers a means to respond to this crisis.
As a means of approaching these questions we will be reading “At the Radical Edge of Life” by Andrew Brown. This text is the introduction to the book Art & Ecology Now, a survey of ecology focused art from the earth works of the 1960’s to contemporary practice. In reading this introduction, we will consider the ways artists have grappled with nature and ecology historically, so that we may situate our practices today, and the potential role for art and artists in addressing the climate crisis.
This event is free and open to the public. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. There is no need to read the text in advance, copies of the reading will be provided.
Please RSVP by November 18 if possible on Eventbrite or by email to email@example.com