Oil & The Arts: Creative Responses to the Energy Economy

Public Speakers Series

How do oil and art mix? How are visual artists, performance artists, and writers responding to the oil and energy economy? How are artists and curators representing, documenting, and archiving Alberta’s oil economy? What is the role of public art in contemplating the issues arising from Alberta’s oil economy? This speaker series will feature local and international artists, activists, and critics whose creative work addresses these questions and responds to the energy economy.

Dates: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Natural Resources Engineering Facility (NRE) 1-001, University of Alberta.  See map: http://www.campusmap.ualberta.ca/index.cfm?campus=1&sector=1&feature=24

May 13: The Politics of Art & Oil
Imre Szeman & Maria Whiteman, University of Alberta
Sheila Muxlow, Sierra Club

May 20: Art as Activism, Public Art, and Artist as Citizen
Brenda Kim Christiansen, Painter, Artist, Edmonton
Sherri Chaba, Artist, Edmonton
Ian Mulder, Muralist, Edmonton

May 27: Visual Responses to the Energy Economy
Screening H2Oil with Director Shannon Walsh

June 3: Protest & Promotion
Mike Hudema, Greenpeace
Eriel Deranger, Rainforest Action Network

June 10: Creativity & Possibility: Alternative Responses to the Oil & Gas Industry
Peter von Tiesenhausen, Artist

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