Art & Ecology panels at CAA 2/25-2/28, 2009

CAA is days away and there are a number of art and ecology related panels happening, which I would recommend attending at the Los Angeles Convention Center 2/25 – 2/28:

Relocating Art and Its Public
Wednesday, February 25, 9:30 AM–12:00 PM
Chair: Kim Yasuda, UCSB
Gregory Sholette, Queens College
Christina Ulke, Journal of Aesthetics and Protest
Cameron Cartiere, Birkbeck College, University of London
Dara Greenwald, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Josh MacPhee
Marko Peljhan, UCSB
Daniel Tucker, AREA Chicago

Land Use in Contemporary Art I
Thursday, February 26, 9:30 AM–12:00 PM
Chair: Kirsten Swenson, UNLV
Emily Eliza Scott, UCLA
Paul Monty Paret, University of Utah
Janet Kraynak, New School University
Navjotika Kumar, Kent State University
Martino Stierli, Universität Basel
Matthew Coolidge, CLUI

Proof: Art Illuminating Science
Thursday, February 26, 9:30 AM–12:00 PM
Chair: Ellen K. Levy, NYU
Lillian Ball, Cooper Union
Aviva Rahmani, Vinalhaven, Maine
Bill Tomlinson, UCI
Carol Steen, Touro College
Lev Manovich, UCSD
Roger Malina, CNRS

Green Foundations: Curricular and Environmental Sustainability
Thursday, February 26, 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Chair: Steven Bleicher, CCU
Tim Rumage, Ringling
Sheryl Haler, Ringling
Tracy Doreen Dietzel, Edgewood College
Linda Weintraub, Rhinebeck, NY

Place Markers: Artists, Technology, and Landscape
Friday, February 27, 9:30 AM–12:00 PM
Chair: Peter Dykhuis, Dalhousie Art Gallery
James Geurts, Australia
Evamaria Trischak, Vienna
Emily Vey Duke/Cooper Battersby, Syracuse/Colgate

The Ecological Imagination: From Land Art to BioArt
Friday, February 27, 2:30 PM–5:00 PM
Chair: Rita Raley, UCSB
Melissa Sue Ragain, UV
Linda Weintraub, Rhinebeck, NY
Rita Raley, University California, Santa Barbara

Land Use in Contemporary Art, Part II
Saturday, February 28, 2:30 PM–5:00 PM
Chair: Kirsten Swenson, UNLV
Kimberly Paice, University of Cincinnati
Alexandra Schwartz, Museum of Modern Art
Chris Taylor, Texas Tech University
Ann Wolfe, Nevada Museum of Art
Patricia Watts, ecoartspace
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CAA 2009

ecoLOGIC was inspired by the College Art Association (CAA) conference, which took place in Los Angeles in 1999, where a group of dedicated artists joined together to present a comprehensive studio session entitled Off the Mainstream, Into The Mainstream. The session included three chairs and nine artists presenting the state of environmental art in the 1990s, including ecoLOGIC artist Kathryn Miller, who was one of 9 artists from California that participated. Ten years later, CAA 2009, is once again in LA, although this time there are several panels including artists who are taking action to address the affects of climate change, environmental disasters, and our interdependence with nature.

If you click on the CAA logo you will go to the conference sessions page.

Patricia Watts, curator of ecoLOGIC and founder/curator of ecoartspace will be presenting at CAA on Saturday, February 28th for the session “Land Use in Contemporary Art, Part II.” The session runs from 2:30 PM–5:00pm in the Concourse Meeting Room 407, Level 2 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Session Chair is Kirsten Swenson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Presenters include: On Wheat Kimberly Paice, University of Cincinnati; Urban Earthworks: Land Art and Gender in 1970s New York by Alexandra Schwartz, Museum of Modern Art; Scratches, Roads, and Monuments: Ground Truth in Land Arts of the American West by Chris Taylor, Texas Tech University; “Mushrooms|Clouds”: Museums, Interdisciplinary Networks, and Environmental Initiatives by Ann Wolfe, Nevada Museum of Art; and Land Ethics: Post–Land Art by Patricia Watts, Ecoartspace.

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