Detail from Caliche Fields diptych nr 7

Xavier Ribas, detail of diptych num 7 'Caliche Fields' (2010). Courtesy the artist and ProjecteSD, Barcelona.

Convenors: Conference 'The Return of the Earth. Ecologising art history in the Anthropocene', auditorium of the CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, 15 November 2017.


Keynote by Jean-Baptiste Fressoz, science historian and co-author of "The Shock of the Anthropocene" (Verso, 2016)
Conversation between the artists Xavier Ribas and Ângela Ferreira
Discussion convened by Latitudes

Free attendance. Simultaneous translation English/French.

The work of many of the artists in the exhibition '4.543 billion. The matter of matter' explores the shared history of human activities and Earth systems. Yet this comes with a critical and political inflexion of the universalizing notion of the Anthropocene, the proposed geological ‘epoch of humanity’ that would cast all of the mankind as being responsible for the alarming damage caused by modernising and capitalising nature...continue reading

Programmed in the context of the group exhibition '4.543 billion. The matter of matter' (on view until 7 January 2018), at the CAPC musée d’art contemporain Bordeaux. Curated by Latitudes.

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Views of the exhibition. All photos: Latitudes/RK.

Curators: '4.543 billion. The matter of matter', CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, on view until January 7, 2018.

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With contributions from more than 30 artists, '4.543 billion. The matter of matter' is an exhibition that addresses works of art, collections and cultural histories in relation to ecological processes and a geological scale of time.

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Latitudes is an independent curatorial office initiated in 2005 by Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna, that works in an international context from and in Barcelona, Spain (41°23′N 2°11′E).

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