ARTS: Art and Extractivism in the Anthropocene

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  • Time: 4-5.30pm

Art and Extractivism in the Anthropocene

Organised by Maria Rovisco  [ZOOM LINK BELOW]

With Veronica Sekules

Art and Extractivism in the Anthropocene

This talk explores art’s critical and political potential to challenge extractivism as a set of practices that operate through industries of extraction such as mining, agriculture, and construction. Veronica Sekules will discuss how artists and arts organisations are responding to the environmental injustice and harms of extraction projects and activities.

Veronica Sekules is an environmentalist, curator, writer and educator. She founded the education (now learning) department at the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia and has experience working on numerous international projects. Published widely in the fields of art, environment, cookery, education, now she is director of GroundWork Gallery in King’s Lynn, Britain’s only gallery which concentrates on the environment.

GroundWork participated in the international project and art book:

EXTRACTION: ART ON THE EDGE OF THE ABYSS

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For more information on the event: Dr Maria Rovisco (m.rovisco@leeds.ac.uk)