A Case Study of Eco Criticism in the Visual Arts: The Work of Mabe Bethônico (81004)

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Session: On Demand
Room: Virtual Video Presentation
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation

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The visual arts have always been catalysts for debates related to the society in which it was incorporated and its particular conflicts. It has always started conversations given visibility to pertinent issues and conflicts and pioneered the necessary and inevitable debates. At the current moment, when our society is beginning to look at the effects of the Anthropocene and the need for urgent changes in all sectors to avoid a possible disaster, it could not be any different, arts, again, incorporate these questions and reflections into its poetics. In this way, this panel intended to reflect on how visual arts incorporate sustainability and ecology debates in contemporary work and how it does so, for example, through research, inventory, and reflection on contemporary ways of doing things. The aim is to explore the concept of Eco-critical art and how it develops in the visual arts. This reflection takes place through the exhibit and analysis of the work of Brazilian artist Mabe Bethônico, whose work focuses particularly on the history of mining and its environmental and social impacts. Her projects explore the cultural, economic and political transformations caused by extractive activities, using archives and field documentation in her artistic practice.

Marcela Canadas, Hangar Artistic Research Center, Portugal

About the Presenter(s)
Ms Marcela Canadas is a Business Manager at Hangar Hangar – Artistic Research Center in Portugal

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00