Shapes of Decay: A Discussion about Art and Ecology

Schuppli, Susan. 2018. 'Shapes of Decay: A Discussion about Art and Ecology'. In: Shapes of Decay: A Discussion about Art and Ecology. Tate Modern, United Kingdom 24 APRIL 2018. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Explore how contemporary artists and writers are exploring environmental issues Inspired by Joan Jonas, whose work has engaged with ecological concerns throughout her career, this panel discussion considers new ways of thinking about our relationship with climate change. How are notions of disaster and decay shaping artistic practice? What are the aesthetic and ethical challenges faced in documenting these issues? How might individuals respond to local and global changes in climate?

The evening features presentations from the writer and historian of science Daisy Hildyard and the artist and researcher Susan Schuppli. The discussion will be chaired by Jennifer Higgie, editorial director of frieze, and will include an opportunity for questions and contributions from the audience.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures
Visual Cultures > Centre for Research Architecture


24 April 2018Completed

Event Location:

Tate Modern, United Kingdom

Date range:

24 APRIL 2018

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16 Aug 2018 10:04

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16 Aug 2018 10:04


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