Rethinking Nature

Anthropocene / Capitalocene: Rethinking Nature

Rethinking Nature

7 June 2021 07:00 PM
Event organized by Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma and Maritima


Marítima and Es Baluard Museu are presenting their opening session of their joint program on video artworks. The first talk is a discussion between artists on nature's cross disciplinary art projects.

In past years of the Anthropocene era we stepped into a pandemic situations – art and nature became our main resources of recovery. John Ruskin was among the first to realize that man had "desacralized" nature, as he put it as a source of raw materials, to be exploited, emptying it of its mystery. It is no longer simply a feeling of detachment, but also a sense that we humans own and control nature. And nowadays it seems that only art as visual power speaks and shows us that we do not. Art reveals the truth that our sense of distance is a mere illusion — we are a tiny part of a greater whole. In our Maritima project with Contemporary artists, we also would like to create awareness of how nature is interconnected with art. And to see that it’s all about creation and a source to fulfill our soul.

The conversation between artists and scientists is organized by Elena Posokhova, Founder and Director of Maritima, and moderated of Laurine Wagner, artist and researcher.

The starting point of this discussion will be the definition of what is the value of Arts in the theme of Nature, how it varies in context, geography, and time. What effect, questions, and awareness it raises. And what should be done to make the voice of Art louder and more meaningful to create a more Sustainable Future?

In program:

- Dr. Klitsa Antoniou (artist & Professor at the Department of Fine Arts, Cyprus University of Technology and Founder of Cut Contemporary Fine Arts Lab, artist of Malta pavilion of 58th Venice Art Biennale with work about complex dynamics of the Mediterranean) The Mediterranean topos

- Michele Leduc (scientist, Doctor at the STARESO oceanographic research station, Corsica

- Nathan Robinson (marine biologist & science communicator, Valencia)

- Yann Toma (an artist-observer within the UN & and researcher/professor, University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne, France)

- Laurine Wagner (artist & Ph.D. student, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France)

- Kalie Granier (artist & curator, USA/France).

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