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Artistic and Cultural Exchanges Between Minnesota and Akademgorodok, Russia
Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 10:00 am - 11:30 amFREE
Fostering cross-cultural sharing and education, The Museum of Russian Art invites you to join the American Siberian Education Foundation and the Integral Museum of Akademgorodok for an online exhibition opening and panel discussion.
Thursday, April 15 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM CDT
This program is presented via Zoom | FREE
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Integrated Arts in the Age of Anthropocene
The exhibition showcases recent work by five Siberian photographers: Elena Anosova, Ayar Kuo, Vlad Nekrasov, Valentin Usvanov, and Lubov Furs. Each of the artists in this exhibition has a set of visual tools and strategies uniquely their own. However, we propose to look at these selections within the framework of the notion of Anthropocene. Anthropocene is a 21st century term that has come to define a new era in the life of our planet – triggered by the industrial revolution. The era starts with the invention of a steam engine in the late 18th century, and the ensuing industrial consumption of fossil fuel. The Anthropocene’s ongoing onslaught upon Earth’s systems takes many shapes: fossil fuel extraction and combustion, deforestation, air and water pollution, soil degradation, loss of biodiversity, and more.
Artistic interpretations of the human-nature interactions have become a powerful vantage point from which to observe and comment on the humanity’s diverse ways to inhabit Planet Earth. Artistic insights set a discourse and give us a language to think Anthropocene. The superb works of five Siberian photographers in this online exhibition share with us, their viewers, a chance to become part of this conversation.