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Symposium: Transcultural Landscapes on Art and Ecology. The Whitworth, Manchester

The Whitworth
Friday 3 July, 10am-5pm
/ Tickets £10 / £5 Concession
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Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) presents a day long symposium, in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) held at the Whitworth Art Gallery, which seeks to connect international and interdisciplinary artists, researchers and cultural and environmental practitioners from Taiwan and the UK. The main purpose of the symposium is to discuss the role of contemporary art in addressing recent politico-ecological evolutions in contemporary societies, exploring relations between environmental art, ecological science and public engagement.
 
Continuing a major consideration of the Micro Micro Revolution exhibition, the symposium will act as a platform for knowledge exchange and potential collaborations, initiating a global dialogue. The event will focus on the correlation of contemporary art and environmental action, and the social implications and responsibilities of ecologically-focussed art practice.
 
Speakers include: artists Huang Po-chih, Lu Chien-ming and Wu Mali from Micro Micro Revolution along with associate curator Lu Pei-yi, Erika Rushton (Chair of Community Land Trust), Zoe Svendsen (World Factory), Valeria Ruiz Vargas (Education for Sustainable Development Co-ordinator at MMU), and Edward Fox (Landscape Architecture Programme Leader at Manchester School of Architecture).

Transcultural Landscapes on Art and Ecology is supported by The Whitworth, MMU and Spotlight Taiwan

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