The Climate Stories Collaborative is pleased to announce a visit by Mel Chin to kick off the series of Climate Stories events for Spring 2019:
Artist Talk \ April 2, 6:30pm \ Parkway Ballroom, Student Union
Meet + Greet with the artist \ April 2, 5-6pm\ Location TBD, Student Union
Mel Chin is a conceptual artist whose work is shaped by immediate social, political, and environmental concerns. Past projects includes: Revival Field, a project that has been a pioneer in the field of “green remediation;" KNOWMAD, a video game based on rug patterns of nomadic people facing cultural disappearance; Operation Paydirt/Fundred Dollar Bill Project, 2006- ongoing, a creative grassroots action to instigate solutions to the national crisis of lead contamination; And Wake and Unmoored, an interactive VR experience that visualizes climate change impacts in Time Square, New York City.
Chin's work has been featured on the PBS program Art 21: Art in the 21st century, which chronicles the best of contemporary art happening globally. And, he has shown work with the Fifth Biennial of Havana, Cuba; Seventh Architectural Biennial in Venice, Italy; Kwangju Biennale, Korea; Hirschhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Whitney Museum of American Art; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center; Museum of Modern Art; and the Asian American Arts Centre, New York City among others.