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Art and Extractivism: Archives and Prospects
February 21 @ 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
A conversation about Entranced Earth: Art, Extractivism, and the End of Landscape by Jens Andermann hosted by Department of Spanish and Portuguese & KJCC at NYU
In Entranced Earth: Art, Extractivism, and the End of Landscape, Jens
Andermann traces the impact of “despaisamiento” –word-destroying
un-landscaping– throughout the Latin American modernist archive.
From literary regionalism to contemporary bio-art, from modernist
garden architecture to engagements with migration and displacement in
sound art and film, Entranced Earth tracks the crisis of landscape and
environmental exhaustion beyond despair toward speculative,
experimental forms of survival.
Jennifer French is Rosenburg Professor of Environmental Studies and
Spanish at Williams College. She is the author of Nature, Neocolonialism
and the Spanish-American regional writers (2005) and a co-editor of The Latin
American Ecocultural Reader (2020)
Jill H. Casid is an artist-theorist and Professor of Visual Studies with a
cross-appointment in the Departments of Art History and Gender and
Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work
has been shown at documenta 15 and the Ford Foundation Gallery, New
York, among others. Among her books are Sowing Empire: Landscape and
Colonization (2006) and Scenes of Projection: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject
(2015, Spanish version 2022).
Rachel Price is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at
Princeton University and an editor of the Journal of Latin American
Cultural Studies. She is the author of The Object of the Atlantic: Concrete
Aesthetics in Cuba, Brazil and Spain, 1868-1968 (2014) and Planet/Cuba:
Art, Culture, and the Future of the Island (2015).
Jens Andermann is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at NYU