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Fill 2019: Hot Art. Making Art In A Warming Planet

(This is a past event and is no longer running)

While the theme of climate emergency enters (at last!) the mainstream, and we start adapting to the stark reality of a warming and rapidly changing planet, the changes involve not only the ecosystem and its impact on our society. They also involve our stories, our storytelling, the ways we tell and represent the world, and ultimately the way we make art. In this unique session, an art curator specialised in ecologic themes and a groundbreaking artist discuss the way art can reflect the defining force of our era, and the contrasted relationship between humans and what is left of the natural world.

Lucia Pietroiusti is Curator of General Ecology at the Serpentine Galleries in London, where she has also co-curated several editions of the yearly Marathon festival of art, science and technology. She is curator of festivals and art projects, including a durational festival on interspecies consciousness, and the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale 2019 (awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Participation).

Alex Cecchetti is an Italian artist, poet and choreographer. He is the creator of a programme of poetry and science, Voices of Urgency, at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He has performed and exhibited at Fiorucci Art Trust (London), Serpentine Galleries (London), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), MAXXI (Rome), CAC (Vilnius), and other international art institutions.

Chair: Martha Dillon is the editor of It’s Freezing in LA!, an independent magazine about climate change that looks at environmentalism through multidisciplinary writing and original illustrations. Her interest is in environmental communication, the sustainable built environment and community resilience to climate change and disasters.