This Land/That Land: Discussions About Political Ecology and Place

Artist Alejandro Meitin presents Art in a Bioregional Scale in Gallery 400, Chicago. A lecture that shares the artistic practice of Ala Plástica in Argentina’s Río de la Plata Basin and develops a discussion about the nature and effectiveness of combining research and territorial action with artistic methods. Ala Plástica is an art and environmental organization that works on the rhizomatic linking of ecological, social, and artistic methodology, combining direct interventions and defined concepts to a parallel universe without giving up the symbolic potential of art. The collaborative takes an intuitive, emotional and phenomenological approach to a variety of artistic initiatives that affect communities and the environment, while promoting the potential of art to transform.

This Land/That Land: Discussions About Political Ecology and Place is a program series supported by the Humanities Without Walls consortium, based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Humanities Without Walls consortium is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The series precedes the exhibition The Earth Will Not Abide, on view at Gallery 400 in the spring of 2017.

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