Janet Biggs, Warning Shot, (2016). Courtesy of the artist, Analix Forever, Cristin Tierney Gallery and Connersmith

Christie’s Education is pleased to announce its symposium, The Role of Art in the Environmental Crisis, which looks at artists’ response to the environmental crisis. Organized by Dr. Julie Reiss, Program Director and editor of Art, Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene (Vernon Press, 2018), the symposium will appeal to anyone who wishes to know more about specific ways artists are responding to global climate change and its consequences.

The keynote speaker at the symposium is artist Mary Miss, who has been redefining how art is integrated into the public realm since the early 1970s. She is interested in how artists can play a more central role in addressing the complex issues of our times. Other speakers include: video artist Janet Biggs, interdisciplinary ecological artist and environmental activist Jenny Kendler, multi-media artist Aurora Robson and contemporary visual artist Justin Brice Guariglia, to name a few.

Miranda Massie, Director, The Climate Museum, New York and a speaker at the symposium, remarked: “Art meets us where we really live, in the realm of the visceral, the emotional, and the communal, and gives us space to connect with the contradictory magic of human creativity, which has wrought our current emergency and provides the way out of it, and above all to connect with each other. An empathetic sense of collective responsibility and capacity to change is the most essential ingredient of climate progress; we need art for it to flower.”

Event information
June 11, 2019  | 9.00am – 5.00pm
Christie’s Education, New York
Ticket price: $125

Christie’s Education is pleased to offer Hyperallergic readers a 15% off the full ticket price using discount code – SYMPOSIUM19.

For more information, visit www.christies.edu/the-role-of-art-in-the-environmental-crisis.