Patterns of the Anthropocene: Exclusions and Inclusions in Contemporary Art

Patterns of the Anthropocene: Exclusions and Inclusions in Contemporary Art


2:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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On Friday 9 October 2020, TU Dublin School of Creative Arts launches the MA Art and Environment in partnership with Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre and Sherkin Island Development Society.

The MA Art and Environment is a unique Archipelagic Masters Programme located in the West Cork archipelago which aims to explore environmental art at a time of planetary transition.

To mark the significance of this event, TU Dublin has brought together key thinkers and actors in the field of Relational Aesthetics, Environmental Art and Island Studies.

1.45 – 2.00 > Introduction: MA Art and Environment > Dr. Glenn Loughran
2.00 – 3.00 > Keynote > Curator Nicolas Bourriuad
4.00 – 5.00 > Island Imaginaries In the Anthropocene > Prof. Elizabeth DeLoughrey
5.00 – 6.00 > Anthropocene Islands > Prof. Jonathan Pugh and David Chandler
6.00 – 7.00 > After Oceanic > Artist Sean Connelly

This event is free and open to the public. The presentation will be conducted in the format of a live webinar hosted on Zoom. To attend using Zoom platform, please sign up for one, or more, of the presentations above on Eventbrite:

The keynote is by French curator and art critic Nicolas Bourriaud who presents:
Patterns of the Anthropocene: Exclusions and Inclusions in Contemporary Art
Uillinn. West Cork Arts Centre / Zoom
2.00 – 3.00 pm

French art critic, theoretician and curator, Nicolas Bourriaud was co-founder and co-director of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2000-2006), and Gulbenkian Curator for Contemporary Art at Tate Britain. He was the director of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 2011 to 2015. After being the artistic director of La Panacée, artistic centre of Montpellier, he is now the Director of Montpellier Contemporain (MoCo), a cultural hub gathering the art centre La Panacée, the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, and the future Musée des Collections.

For more information on the other presentations please see:
For more information see on the MA Art and Environment see:

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