Cape Farewell’s U-N-F-O-L-D exhibition at Columbia College

I am back in Chicago just in time, after presenting Future Perfect at the Society for Photographic Education’s National Conference in Atlanta, and from six months lecturing across the Southwest United States, four months of which was spent creating an Open Studio in an extended residence at the Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Arizona, to participate in the spectacular series of events featuring Cape Farewell’s traveling exhibition U-N-F-O-L-D at Columbia College Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography and The Glass Curtain Gallery for an immersive experience into issues of art, advocacy and climate change.

This is an unrivaled constellation of events with Columbia College Chicago setting the pace for a energetic and important site of dialogue around artists and scientists partnering to create a cultural response to climate change.

Save the date for the panel that I will moderate in conjunction with U-n-f-o-l-d on Wednesday, April 20th, at 6:30pm in the Film Row Center, Columbia College entitled:

The Big Picture: Art, Efficacy and Climate Change with panelists William Fox, Director of Art + Environment and explorer and author of many books including Terra Antarctica:Looking into the Emptiest Continent, and Aereality: Essays on the World; Timothy Morton, provocative author of Ecology Without Nature, and The Ecological Thought, professor of literature and the environment at University of California, Davis; Diana Liverman, Co-Director of the Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona and reknowned climate change scientist; and Alison Hawthorne Deming, powerful poet, environmentalist, activist and author of The Edges of the Civilized World, and  Monarchs among others.

Hope to see you at these events:

Exhibition and Special Events in Chicago

16 March – 23 April 2011

U-n-f-o-l-d leaves Europe and heads to the US, opening at the Colombia College Chicago on 16 March in the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Glass Curtain Gallery. The exhibition runs until 23 April. Visit www.colum.edu/unfold for more information on the exhibition and special events, or download the programme below.

Burning Ice

Monday 14 March, 6:30pm

A film by Peter Gilbert followed by Q&A with David Buckland and Chris Wainwright. At the Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Avenue.

The Artist as Catalyst

Tuesday 15 March, 6:30pm

An introduction to Cape Farewell followed by a Panel Discussion featuring David Buckland, Carla Delfos, Steve Kapelke and Chris Wainwright. At the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Avenue.

Opening Reception

Wednesday 16 March, 5–8pm

At the Museum of Contemporary Photography (600 S. Michigan Avenue) and Glass Curtain Gallery (1104 S. Wabash Avenue).

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