RENO, NV.- Global interest in the intersections of nature and culture has broadened in recent years and contemporary artists and designers have re-envisioned the concept of environment. To better understand the ideas shaping this dialogue, Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) will bring together creative practitioners whose works explore natural, built, and virtual environments at The Art + Environment Conference, scheduled for October 2-4, 2008.
With programming and permanent collections focused on art and the environment, and partnerships with key environmental and science communities, the NMA looks toward building an active network of people who are shaping the future of this field.
“The Art and Environment Conference at the Nevada Museum of Art is bringing together some of today’s most notable scientists, artists, architects and designers to begin a dialogue about the environmental connections between these disciplines,” said David Walker, Executive Director, Nevada Museum of Art. “Nevada is the ideal place to launch this dialogue and the NMA is eager to continue to host this conversation as it grows.”
Confirmed presenters include: Vito Acconci; Lita Albuquerque; Will Bruder - Will Bruder + Partners, LTD; Matt Coolidge - Center for Land Use Interpretation; Lynn Fenstermaker, Ph.D. - Desert Research Institute; Chris Drury; Kianga K. Ford; Cheryl Haines, FOR-SITE Foundation; Bill Gilbert - Land Arts of the American West; Jeff Gordinier - author, X Saves the World; Fritz Haeg; Katie Holten; Michael Light; Geoff Manaugh - Senior Editor, Dwell Magazine, and author, BLDGBLOG; W. J. T. Mitchell, University of Chicago; Crimson Rose, Burning Man; and Jennifer Steinkamp.
The Conference will be introduced and partially moderated by William L. Fox, author of Making Time: Essays on the Nature of Los Angeles; The Void, the Grid & the Sign: Traversing The Great Basin and In the Desert of Desire: Las Vegas and the Culture of Spectacle.