SYMPOSIUM: "Futures Uncertain: Contemporary Art in the Age of the Anthropocene"


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Symposium events are scheduled for Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9.


Friday, November 9, 2018


Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)


Art History Department, Dartmouth Centers Forum, Hood Museum of Art

Intended Audience(s)



This multidisciplinary symposium explores questions relating to landscape, the environment, extractive economies, and science stories in contemporary art. Participants include internationally recognized artists, scholars in anthropology, art history, earth sciences, environmental studies, Native American studies, and Middle Eastern studies.

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Friday's events will be held in Haldeman 041. A Q&A session will follow each presentation.

10:00-11:30 am
“Evolution, Climate Change, and Deep Time”

Christina Seely, Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Dartmouth
Ross Virginia, Director of the Artic Institute, Dartmouth
Christie Harner, Lecturer of English, Dartmouth
1:00-2:30 pm
“Earth and Extraction”

Terry Evans, artist
Katherine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth
Will Wilson, artist

3:00-4:00 pm
“To Save a World: Geoengineering, Conflictual Futurisms, and the Unthinkable”

T.J. Demos, Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture, UC Santa Cruz Director, Center for Creative Ecologies

4:30-6:30 pm
“Bait, Lure, MacGuffin: The Ends of the Anthropology of Art”

Elizabeth Povinelli, Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University in the City of New York
Laura Ogden, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Dartmouth

6:30-7:00 pm
The Mermaids, or Aiden in Wonderland (2018)

Directed by Elizabeth A. Povinelli

Organized by the Department of Art History and the Hood Museum of Art, and made possible through support from the Associate Dean for the Faculty of the Arts and Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Endowment at the Hood Museum of Art, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, and the Dartmouth Centers Forum. This program is part of the Forum’s 2018-19 theme: Envisioning the World We Want.

For more information, contact:

Sharon Reed

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Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.