Terra Foundation-supported Events

Research Workshop: “Framing Environmental Dimensions in American Art”

This second edition of the Terra Foundation Research Workshops will provide the opportunity to discuss current research on the relationship between the visual arts and changing notions of the environment. Exploring depictions of the American landscape, artistic documentation of humans’ impact on the environment, aesthetic notions of landscape conception, and shifting ecological viewpoints in art history, this session will focus on the following projects:

  • Our Home and Native Land – The American Landscape in the Paintings of Birger Sandzén and John F. Carlson
    Isabelle Gapp, PhD Candidate in Art History, University of York
  • “No Picturesque Lyricism Here”: Industrial Wastelands in Lee Friedlander’s Factory Valleys (1982)
    Susann Köhler, PhD Candidate in American Studies, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • Observing the “New Landscape of Abstraction and Artifice”
    Nina Leger, Lecturer in Aesthetics, Université Paris 8
  • Toward an Ecocritical Turn of Art History
    Bénédicte Ramade, Lecturer in Art History, Université de Montréal

The event is free and open to the public. It will be held in English. Please RSVP by April 2 to:
[email protected]