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Insects, Art and Advocacy

Jennifer Angus is most well-known for elaborate installations in which real insects, albeit dead and dried, are pinned directly to the wall to create patterns which reference wallpaper. Upon close examination, viewers discover that the patterns are not what they seem. Emotions range and rapidly fluctuate from fear to awe to distaste to wonder. There is beauty in the pattern, yet the apprehension felt towards insects creates a tension. The artist seeks to provoke a series of increasingly urgent questions in the age of climate change and argues that beyond clean air and water, insects are the key to the earth’s well-being and our very survival. Her presentation will explore the ability of art to cultivate discourse on the importance of insects.  This lecture is free but requires registration.

Speaker: Jennifer Angus, Professor of Design Studies, University of  Wisconsin

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May 15 2024

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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