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Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet

Author: Gunilla Redelius - Date: 15 nov 2010, 11:05

A pioneering artist residency and collaborative exhibition project that uses contemporary art to investigate the changing nature of some of the most biodiverse regions on earth and the communities that inhabit those regions.

Human/Nature sent eight thoughtful and innovative artists to eight UNESCO-designated World Heritage sites around the globe for two mini-residencies in a project organised by the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), in partnership with the international conservation organisation Rare.

Through harnessing the power of art, the project aims to build global support for the protection of environmental biodiversity, and to create a new model promoting conservation worldwide. The project addresses many themes, including: the relationship between the natural environment and human culture; assumptions about the value of preserving biological and cultural diversity; and global exploration and exchange.


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