The Climate of Colonialism: A Conversation
The Climate Museum
Oct. 11, 2023, 07:00 pm
International Indigenous artists Megan Cope and Alan Michelson will discuss their artistic practices, share examples of their work, and join Climate Museum director Miranda Massie in conversation about art, colonial legacies, and the climate crisis. Light refreshments will be served.
Megan Cope is a Quandamooka artist from Moreton Bay/North Stradbroke Island in South East Queensland, Australia. Cope’s site-specific sculptural installations, public art practice, and paintings investigate issues relating to colonial histories, the environment, and mapping practices. Her most recent work is a monumental installation at the Sydney Opera House.
Alan Michelson is a New York-based artist, curator, writer, lecturer, and Mohawk member of the Six Nations of the Grand River. For over 30 years, he has been a leading practitioner of a socially engaged, critically aware, site-specific art grounded in local context and informed by the retrieval of repressed histories. Michelson’s recent shows include Greater New York at MoMA PS1, Enmeshed at the Tate Modern, and the 14th Gwangju Biennale.