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Contemporary Art and Ecologies of Knowledge
This talk will track recent voyages by two artists, one trekking the Arctic Circle and one sailing the Antarctic coast. In the context of climate change, we’d expect artistic polar explorers to generate evidence of environmental crisis. Instead, they made works that on complexity and seed doubt. What is the role of parafiction—art in which fiction is encountered as fact—in the culture of climate change? What is its responsibility in today’s post-truth condition (or for it)?
A professor at Harvard University and an editor of October magazine, Lambert-Beatty is the author of the 2008 book Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s, which began as a Ph.D. dissertation in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford.
This lecture series is made possible by a generous grant from Fred Weintz and Rosemary Weintz
Image: Tavares Strachan, Me and You (North Pole Ice and Cloned North Pole Ice), 2013 ice, fabricated ice, 2 glass and steel freezer units 50 3/4 x 29 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches (129 x 75 x 62 cm) each. Exhibited in Polar Eclipse, Bahamas Pavilion, 2013 Venice Biennale
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