Arts of Extraction Symposium

31.01.2019 - 01.02.2019

Art Exchange

admission free

Thursday 31 January, 2.00 – 7 pm and Friday 1 February, 9.30 – 5.00 pm

The Lakeview Room, Silberaad Student Centre, Colchester Campus

A two-day symposium accompanying the exhibition Gone to Ground that brings together artists and scholars of visual culture to examine the spatial and aesthetic legacies associated with technologies of extraction.

Our speakers will explore extraction in an expanded sense, approaching the phenomenon as both the physical process of removing botanical and mineral resources from the ground, and as the aesthetic strategy of recording images of nature and circulating them in global visual economies. Confronting Latin America’s longstanding conception as a treasury of natural resources, the symposium seeks to generate discussions about the role visual technologies have played in the longstanding prospecting of nature in Latin America and the ways that contemporary artworks make visible the historical legacies and contemporary impacts of extractive industries, their related sociopolitical contexts and ecological conflicts.

Speakers include:

  • Ana Bilbao (Research Fellow and Editor of Afterall, Central St Martins)
  • Natalia Majluf (Simón Bolívar Visiting Chair for 2018-19; former Director Museo de Arte de Lima)
  • Rebecca Jarman (Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies, University of Leeds)
  • Louise Purbrick (Principal Lecturer, Centre for Design History)
  • Nancy La Rosa (Artist and Lecturer in Fine Art, Faculty of Art and Design, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru)
  • Alejandro Jaime (Lecturer in Painting, Faculty of Art and Design, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru)

For further information and to book a place click here.

Download the programme here:  Arts of Extraction Programme

This symposium has been made possible by the kind support of the Society of Latin American Studies.