Art to Transform Ecologies
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fifteen years after Sue Spaid co-curated the ground-breaking Ecovention: Current Art to Transform Ecologies for the Contemporary Arts Center, she was invited by De Domijnen Hegendaagse Kunst in Sittard, NL to curate Ecovention Europe: Art to Transform Ecologies, 1957-2017. Although Spaid and Amy Lipton originally blended ecology plus invention to create ecovention, Spaid now defines ecoventions as “artist-initiated practical actions with ecological intent.” Spaid is already researching Ecovention Sur and Ecovention South. For her CAC talk, she will present her research that shows that although ecoventions are typically viewed as an off-shoot of the US land art movement, European galleries and museums were actually focused on the relationship between art and nature a full decade before, which effectively jump-started the movement in Europe.