THE NATURAL & THE MANUFACTURED 2005
August 11 to September 18, 2005
Klondike Institute of Art & Culture
Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
Outdoor Site-specific Installation
August 12 – September 18, 2005
Artist’s Talk & Opening Reception: Friday, August 12, 3 PM
Gerard Curtis | Whatever Happened to Landscape Art:
From Environmental Art to Bio-Genetic Bunnies and Bio-terrorism
A thematic residency and exhibition project organized by the ODD Gallery and KIAC’s Artist in Residence program, The Natural & The Manufactured presents site-specific exhibitions by internationally recognized artists Peter von Tiesenhausen and Shirley Wiebe, and a lecture and essay by art historian Dr. Gerard Curtis.
Through exhibitions, artist’s talks and outreach activities, The Natural & The Manufactured presents contemporary site-specific and land based art practices to Yukon and visiting audiences. The project as a whole is intended to stimulate and engage people in a re-examination of the various cultural and economic values imposed on the environment, while exploring alternative political, social, economic and aesthetic agendas and strategies towards a re-interpretation of the regional landscape and social infrastructure.
Responding to the local environment, histories and cultures Peter von Tiesenhausen has produced a gallery-specific installation utilizing locally available natural and found materials during a ten-day residency. In counterpoint Shirley Wiebe has produced an outdoor site-specific installation using locally sourced manufactured products during her four-week residency. Within the context of these exhibitions visiting art historian Dr. Gerard Curtis will deliver a lecture addressing recent histories and current trends of site-specific, land based, and environmental art practices, including the work of von Tiesenhausen and Wiebe.
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