Wild New Territories: Portraits of the Urban and the Wild

Date:
Venue:
The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
Organiser: Wild New Territories
ecosystem@shaw.ca

NATURE READER

18:00–19:00 Thursday 29 September 2016

161027 Wild New Territories
Image © Wild New Territories

This groundbreaking exhibition occupied galleries as well as outdoor spaces in restored or protected wildlands in London, Vancouver and Berlin, in partnership with both art galleries and environment and natural history focused organizations. Ultimately linking cultural and environmental ecologies, Wild New Territories presented themes that reflect the complex interconnectedness of all things, highlighting issues surrounding an uncertain environment and the potential collapse of ecosystems within historically charged urban contexts.

By locating contemporary art in some of the world’s most creative urban habitat initiatives, this multi-platform event entered ‘wild new territories’, both physically and metaphorically, generating new ideas in understanding an evolving urban and wild dynamic. This book reflects and explores the exhibition with a series of essays, talks, projects and related documentation.

WNT Artists: Julie Henry/ Debbie Bragg, Gordon Cheung, Dana Claxton, Ron den Daas, Jamie Griffiths, Edgar A. Heap Of Birds, Foreign Investment, Mars Kaliszewski, Kathy Kenny, Max Kimber, Michael Landy, Glenn Lewis, Michael Morris, Bo Myers, Diego Samper, Rob Scharein, Vincent Trasov, Gillian Wearing, Alma Tischler Wood, Cornelia Wyngaarden.

This meeting is free and open to all but registration is essential by 28th September 2016. Please find the registration form below. Tea will be served in the Library from 17:30 and the event will be followed by a wine reception.