november, 2021

01nov11:1512:45L Weintraub: (NEVER)ENDINGS11:15 - 12:45(GMT+00:00) View in my timeMain stage (Hopin)Event type:PresentationTopic:Representing death

Time

(Monday) 11:15 - 12:45(GMT+00:00) View in my time

Event Details

Linda Weintraub: (NEVER)ENDINGS: Flying Pigs. Slaying Cockroaches. Devouring Humans

Renowned artist-curator Linda Weintraub combines a slide/talk with an interactive discussion with attendees. The talk Artist-curator, Linda Weintraub, will combine a slide/talk with an interactive discussion with attendees. The talk examines three distinct approaches to death as conveyed by three renowned contemporary art works: Damien Hirst’s “Pigs Might Fly”, Catherine Chalmers’ “American Cockroach” series, and Jae Rhim Lee’s “Infinity Mushroom” shroud. Her presentation of each artist’s work will culminate in a few provocative questions addressed to the attendees. The questions emerge from the multi-species considerations of death posed by these challenging artworks. 

[main image is Jae Rhim Lee’s “Infinity Mushroom” burial shroud]

Speakers for this event

  • Linda Weintraub

    Linda Weintraub

    Linda Weintraub is an American art writer, artist, educator and curator. Her most recent work addresses environmental consciousness that defines the ways cultures approach art, as well as science, ethics, philosophy, politics, manufacturing, and architecture. During 1982-1992, Weintraub was the Director of the Edith C. Blum Art Institute at Bard College. Weintraub has taught at Muhlenberg College, State University of New York at New Paltz, the New School, and the Hartford Art School Interdisciplinary Master of Fine Arts Program at Hartford University. At Oberlin College Weintraub held the position of the Henry R. Luce Professor of Emerging Arts. She has lectured widely on the topic of contemporary art practice, environmental and ecological art.[11] The eco-art books that Weintraub has authored include WHAT’s NEXT? Eco Materialism & Contemporary Art (2018), To LIFE! Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet” (2012), and Avant-Guardians (2007), a series of textlets that include EcoCentric Topics: Pioneering Themes for Eco-Art; Cycle-Logical Art: Recycling Matters for Eco-Art; EnvironMentalities: Twenty-two Approaches to Eco-Art. She is also the author of In the Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Artists and Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art’s Meaning in Contemporary Society. Weintraub applies environmental concerns to her personal life by managing a sustainable homestead where she practices permaculture. Her home is built out of recycled cars, and is geothermally heated and cooled. Weintraub is an educator having taught at The New School,[8] Muhlenberg College, Cedar Crest College, Lafayette College, State University of New York at New Paltz, and the Hartford Art School Interdisciplinary Master of Fine Arts Program at Hartford University. During 1982-1992 she was the Director of the Edith C. Blum Art Institute at Bard College. At Oberlin College Weintraub held the position of the Henry R. Luce Professor in the Emerging Arts, where she founded an interdisciplinary arts program.[9][10] She has lectured widely on the topic of contemporary art practice, environmental and ecological art.[11] Weintraub is the Director of Artnow Publications, an enterprise devoted to applying ecological parameters for the material production of books produced using environmentally responsible processes. She designed and manages a sustainable permaculture homestead. Her hand-made home was built out of recycled cars, and is geothermally heated and cooled.

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