Art Tackles Water and Ocean Sustainability, Times Square Arts Talk Jan 27 with Laleh Khorramian and Andrew Hudson

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Midnight Moment: Laleh Khorramian, Water Panics in the Sea. January 1–31, 2014; 11:57pm – midnight. Photograph by Ka-Man Tse for TSqArts.

Artist Laleh Khorramian and Andrew Hudson, head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Water and Ocean Governance Programme, discuss art as a catalyst for global conversations within the context of water and ocean sustainability issues in this special talk co-presented by Times Square Arts and the UNDP. The talk will be moderated by Ida Nicolaisen, a cultural anthropologist and author who sits on the UN Permanent Forum of Indigenous Issues. The talk is on Monday, January 27, 6:30 pm, at The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 West 42nd Street.

Khorramian’s piece “Water Panics in the Sea” is featured on electronic billboards throughout Times Square as January’s Midnight Moment. Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night from 11:57 pm to midnight.

“Water Panics in the Sea” follows the voyage of a ghost ship as it traverses the ocean waters. Derived from monotype prints and drawings, the film seeks to question our habitual perceptions through an intricate use of scale, distance, time, and space. The UNDP joins the Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Arts as a partner for this Midnight Moment, showing the film in UNDP offices across the globe in conjunction with this special talk.

The talk is free and open to the public. RSVP here:
@TSqArts #MidnightMoment

Times Square Arts collaborates with contemporary artists to experiment and engage with one of the world’s most iconic urban places. This program is made possible by generous support from ArtPlace America and ArtWorks.