We are able to peek into the far corners of the world from the safety of our homes, theatres and galleries but what does it mean to “capture” nature in art? From Turner’s relationship with London’s smog in the late 19th-century to work today exploring the oil sands and Chernobyl, the critical questions remain: Are we simply holding up a mirror to reflect our world back to us? Or are we creating an aesthetic around its destruction? Join photographer David McMillan, artist Diana Thorneycroft, chef Mandel Hitzer and composer Matthew Patton as they discuss the significance of the “capture” of nature through art. Moderated by Dr. Stephen Borys, Executive Director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
- General admission: $19
- Students (with valid ID): $14
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- April 27, 2013
- 7:30 pm
- Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg