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    • Tuesday, November 29, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    • ZOOM - Mountain Time
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    SPIRIT OF THE LAND

    Tuesday, November 29

    United States: 10:00am PDT, 11:00am MDT, 12:00pm CDT, 1:00pm EDT

    Europe: 18:00 GMT/WET


    Kim Garrison Means

    Honoring Avi Kwa Ame, with Tribal and Rural Communities 

    The East Mojave desert in Southern Nevada is home to a lush Joshua tree forest, Sonoran grasslands, and Spirit Mountain (Avi Kwa Ame in the Mojave language), the source of life and place of origin for the ten Yuman-speaking tribes, and sacred land to the Hopi and Chemehuevi Paiute people. 443,000 acres of this landscape is now proposed to become federally protected as Avi Kwa Ame National Monument. 

    A third-generation resident of the area, Kim Garrison Means, who is a recent ecoartspace member, has spent the last two years as a key land advocate, using her art and curatorial skills to collaborate with tribal and rural communities on creative initiatives, to help bring this proposal forward as a bill to Congress. Earlier this year, Garrison Means, along with artists Checko Salgado and Mikayla Whitmore, curated Spirit of the Land: Artists Honor Avi Kwa Ame, organized by the Barrick Museum of Art at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. This traveling exhibition features work by over 50 tribal, regional and national artists, writers, musicians and dancers, and highlights the history, culture, and natural wonders of this region, along with issues of concern about land use, stewardship, and protection for future generations. 

    Garrison Means will share works from Spirit of the Land that tell stories of land advocacy within the Avi Kwa Ame campaign, and discuss the exhibition as a model for engagement with Indigenous artists and rural communities. She will also address best practices for collaboration, storytelling, and building community trust into the creative and curatorial processes.  


    Kim Garrison Means is a visual artist, writer, musician and curator, with an MFA in sculpture and New Genres from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is an art instructor at Orange Coast College, and since 2001, has collaborated with artist Steve Radosevich as the conceptual art duo United Catalysts. Through sculptural installations, interactive performances, and storytelling, their work explores the connections between actions, environment, community and self. Starting in 2005, Kim and Steve, along with Kim’s husband, sculptor Leland Means, opened up her family home on 60 acres of patented mining claims near Searchlight, Nevada, as the collaborative project, Mystery Ranch, an art and science research station with an emphasis on local history and ecology. Their most recent project, along with co-curators Checko Salgado and Mikayla Whitmore, is Spirit of the Land, a traveling art exhibition series celebrating the public lands at the southern tip of Nevada. www.unitedcatalystsart.com


    Members and one guest are free. General Public can attend for $10. Capacity is 100 participants. All participants MUST REGISTER.




    • Thursday, December 15, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • ZOOM - Mountain Time
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    New Polar Aesthetics

    Thursday, December 15

    United States: 5pm PDT, 6pm MDT, 7pm CDT, 8pm EDT

    Australia: 12:00 AEDT Friday


    Lisa Bloom with El Glasberg

    In Bloom's new book Climate Change and the New Polar Aesthetics, she considers the way artists, filmmakers, and activists in the Arctic and Antarctic represent our current environmental crises and reconstruct public understandings of them. Bloom engages feminist, Black, Indigenous, and non-Western perspectives to address the exigencies of the experience of the Anthropocene and its attendant ecosystem failures, rising sea levels, and climate-led migrations. As opposed to mainstream media depictions of climate change that feature apocalyptic spectacles of distant melting ice and desperate polar bears, artists such as Katja Aglert, Subhankar Banerjee, Joyce Campbell, Judit Hersko, Roni Horn, Isaac Uulien, Zacharia Kunuk, Connie Samaras and activist art collectives take a more complex poetic and political approach. In their films and visual and conceptual art, these artists link climate change to its social roots in colonialism and capitalism while challenging the suppression of information about environmental destruction and critiquing Western art institutions for their complicity. Bloom’s examination and contextualization of new polar aesthetics makes environmental degradation more legible while demonstrating that our own political agency is central to imagining and constructing a better world.

    This is a book launch event! You can purchase Climate Change and the New Polar Aesthetics in the ecoartspace store, here. Members receive a 30% discount!



    Lisa E. Bloom is the author of many feminist books and articles in art history,  visual culture, and  cultural studies including her book Gender on Ice: American Ideologies of Polar Expeditions (University of Minnesota Press, 1993), the first critical feminist and postcolonial cultural studies book on the polar region, and her anthology With Other Eyes: Looking at Race and Gender in Visual Culture (University of Minnesota Press, 1999) that demonstrates that feminist, postcolonial and antiracist concerns can be incorporated into the history of art. She is currently in residence at the Beatrice Bain Center in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her latest book, Climate Change and the New Polar Aesthetics: Artists Reimagine the Arctic and Antarctic (Duke University Press, 2022), that is the subject of my talk texamines aspects of feminist and environmentalist art that conjoins issues routinely kept apart in climate change debates such as the fate of indigenous communities, resurgent nationalisms, globalizing capitalism as well as questions of gender, race, and persistent postcolonial relations. She has taught and had been a researcher at numerous universities and art schools over the years including the University of California, Berkeley, (2018-2022) where she is a scholar-in-residence at the Beatrice Bain Center in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies. www.lisaebloom.com


    Bloom will be joined by El Glasberg the writer of Chapters 4 and 5 of her book.

    El Glasberg, author of Antarctica As Cultural Critique: The Gendered Politics of Scientific Exploration and Climate Change (Palgrave 2012), writes about American cultural imaginaries shaping up in wind, water, and dirt. Glasberg teaches writing for the arts at New York University. Their new book project is Swamp Songs: Bob Dylan’s Big Muddy.


    Members and one guest are free. General Public can attend for $10. All participants MUST REGISTER.




Past events

Thursday, October 20, 2022 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Wednesday, October 05, 2022 Plastic Dialogues
Thursday, September 22, 2022 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Wednesday, September 07, 2022 Plastic Dialogues
Thursday, July 21, 2022 Venice Biennale Eco-Art Review 2022
Thursday, June 23, 2022 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Thursday, June 16, 2022 Art ON Fire
Thursday, May 26, 2022 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Sunday, May 22, 2022 Sustain(Ability) & the Art Studio: Presentations of Class Projects
Thursday, May 19, 2022 What’s Next for Earth + Think Resilience
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Plastic Dialogues
Thursday, May 05, 2022 Fragile Rainbow at The WAH Center: Members Reception
Thursday, April 21, 2022 Earth Day for Trees: Fungi
Wednesday, April 06, 2022 Plastic Dialogues
Thursday, March 24, 2022 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Conversations on Ecological Abstraction
Wednesday, March 09, 2022 Plastic Dialogues
Thursday, February 24, 2022 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Saturday, February 19, 2022 DIY Website Platform Webinar
Thursday, February 17, 2022 Changing the Paradigm: Ecoart in Action
Wednesday, February 09, 2022 Plastic Dialogues
Thursday, January 27, 2022 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Saturday, January 22, 2022 How to Write An Artist's Statement
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Plastic Dialogues
Thursday, December 16, 2021 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Thursday, December 09, 2021 Water Dialogues
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 Plastic Dialogues
Tuesday, December 07, 2021 Soil Dialogues
Thursday, November 18, 2021 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Thursday, November 11, 2021 Water Dialogues
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Plastic Dialogues
Tuesday, November 09, 2021 Soil Dialogues
Thursday, November 04, 2021 EXTRACTION
Thursday, October 28, 2021 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Some Kind of Nature - Plastics
Thursday, October 14, 2021 Water Dialogues
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Fiber Dialogues
Thursday, September 30, 2021 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Thursday, September 16, 2021 Water Dialogues
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Fiber Dialogues
Thursday, September 09, 2021 EARTH SIGNS: September Birthday Celebration
Thursday, August 26, 2021 Forest Guardians Debrief
Thursday, August 26, 2021 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Thursday, August 19, 2021 Water Dialogues
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Fiber Dialogues
Thursday, August 12, 2021 Art and Climate Publications
Thursday, July 22, 2021 I AM WATER Assembly
Thursday, July 15, 2021 Water Dialogues
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Fiber Dialogues
Thursday, June 24, 2021 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Thursday, June 17, 2021 Climate and Fiber/Textiles
Thursday, May 20, 2021 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Thursday, May 13, 2021 Getting Off the Planet
Thursday, April 22, 2021 EARTH DAY for Trees
Thursday, March 25, 2021 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Thursday, March 11, 2021 The Human Animal Connection
Thursday, February 25, 2021 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Thursday, February 11, 2021 Art and Agriculture
Thursday, January 28, 2021 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 Memorial for Amy Lipton (1956-2020)
Thursday, December 17, 2020 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Thursday, December 10, 2020 Art and Earth Justice
Thursday, November 19, 2020 TREE TALK: Artists Speak For Trees
Thursday, November 12, 2020 ecoart TECH
Thursday, October 29, 2020 TREE TALK : Artists Speak For Trees
Thursday, October 15, 2020 ecofeminism
Thursday, September 24, 2020 TREE TALK l Artists Speak For Trees
Thursday, September 17, 2020 Performative Dialogues - Part Two
Thursday, September 10, 2020 Performative Dialogues - Part One
Monday, August 31, 2020 Artists Supporting Indigenous Communities
Thursday, August 27, 2020 TREE TALK l Joshua Trees
Sunday, August 09, 2020 Atomic Dialogues
Thursday, July 30, 2020 TREE TALK
Sunday, June 28, 2020 My Life in Art: Bonnie Ora Sherk with Patricia Lea Watts
Friday, June 12, 2020 THE GREAT PAUSE DIALOGUES: TREES
Friday, June 12, 2020 Performative Ecologies
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 THE GREAT PAUSE DIALOGUES: CLIMATE and COVID-19
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 THE GREAT PAUSE 2020 l Earth Day Dialogues

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