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Friday 30 August, 2013, Navigating Ecological Times,Â Whitechapel Gallery, London
A study afternoon of presentations and discussion on art practice and sustainability with artists Lise Autogena, Fernando Garcia-Dory and TamÃ¡s KaszÃ¡s and led byÂ curators by Maja and Reuben Fowkes.Â This symposium looks at the challenges of living in ecological times and the sense in which the current political, economic and environmental predicament might also offer opportunities for a sustainable transformation of global society. How have artists sought to navigate the dilemmas of living and working in a world system thatÂ seems chronically out of touch with ecological realities and can they, through their practice and approach to the world, act as guides duringÂ times of crisis?
â€˜Navigating Ecological Timesâ€™ is realised through the River School and supported by the EU Culture Programme.Â Maja and Reuben Fowkes are art historians and curators whose interests in the field of art and ecology are manifest in their curated exhibitions, symposia and writings, which have explored key ideas and practices around green curating, environmental art history and the sustainability of contemporary art. Their work also focuses on the theory and aesthetics of East European art from the art production of the socialist era to contemporary artistic responses to the transformations brought by globalisation.
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