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Ecologies, Environments, and Energy Systems in Art of the 1960s and 1970s


2:00pm to 4:00pm


Mark Taper Auditorium




A lecture from James Nisbet

James Nisbet is an art historian and critic in the Department of Art History and Ph.D. Program in Visual Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Drawing upon research in his recently published book, his talk will address the previously overlooked connections between the emerging environmental movement in the United States and the art of the late 1950s through 1970s. Focusing on the movements of Conceptual Art and Land Art, he will discuss the profound impact that ecological thinking and politics had upon the visual arts during this decisive period for environmentalism. Presented by Works Sited and the Art, Music & Recreation Department.