The Harwood Museum of Art hosts University of New Mexico professor of Art and artist Andrea Polli along with artist Marina Zurkow in Remote Possibilities: Envisioning Climate Futures, a virtual conversation about the role of environmental art in cultivating resistance, reciprocity, and resilience in the face of uncertain climate futures. The virtual event will be held Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 6 to 7 p.m.
The event will be moderated by Nicole Dial-Kay, curator of Remote Possibilities: Digital Landscapes from the Thoma Foundation now on view at the Harwood Museum of Art through Feb. 27. Zurkow’s work Mesocosm (Wink, Texas) is featured in the exhibition.
Polli is an environmental artist working at the intersection of art, science and technology. She has created and presented public artworks at 25 locations including Skylight at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum.
Polli is also the Mesa Del Sol Endowed Chair of Digital Media at UNM and directs the Social Media Workgroup, a lab at the UNM Center for Advanced Research Computing. As an educator, Polli has created student-centered professional development, theory, practice and field-based courses and experiences for practicing artists, engineers and makers.
Media and participatory practice artist Marina Zurkow connects people to nature-culture tensions and environmental messes, offering humor and new ways of knowing, connecting, and feeling. She uses life science, materials, and technologies including food, software, animation, clay and other biomaterials to foster intimate multispecies and geophysical connections. Zurkow is currently a mentor at Bennington College in the Center for the Advancement of Public Action, and a professor at ITP/Tisch School of the Arts.
This program is made possible in part by support from New Mexico Arts and ViVA Virtual Visiting Artists.