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Andrew Patrizio - On Ecological Attention in Art History (POSTPONED)

Location: IAS Seminar room, Milburn House

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POSTPONED. This talk has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

Andrew Patrizio reflects on a range of issues that emanate from his new book The Ecological Eye: Assembling an ecocritical art history (Manchester, 2019). The book sets out an array of widely distributed theories and historical moments that might collectively help shape future art historical enquiry. Going far beyond individual artistic or art historical practices, non-hierarchical, politically radical and environmentally engaged directions are promoted in the book. Reflecting on these core ideas, what are now the urgencies that surround art history in the Anthropocene?


Andrew Patrizio holds the Chair of Scottish Visual Culture at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art. He teaches and researches in two areas: post-1945 Scottish art and ecological themes and methods. In addition to The Ecological Eye, earlier books include Contemporary Scottish Sculpture (1999), Stefan Gec (2002) and Anatomy Acts (2006), an exhibition catalogue which won Medical Book of the Year from the Royal Society of Medicine. Prior to his academic career, he held curatorial posts at the Hayward Gallery, London and Glasgow Museums. Out of the many board and trustee positions he has held, currently he is on the Little Sparta Trust (Ian Hamilton Finlay’s garden in Scotland) and a founding member of the European Forum for Advanced Practices.

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