RIGHTS OF NATURE: Art and Ecology in the Americas │ Nottingham Contemporary → 15 March 2015

Darren Almond, Fullmoon@Torre Egger, 2013. © Darren Almond. Courtesy White Cube
Darren Almond, Fullmoon@Torre Egger, 2013. © Darren Almond. Courtesy White Cube

“Ruṇwe glôbl wōmñ, invîrnmentl dstruẋn n mas spīšīz xtnẋn r ol consiqnsz v âr frwt rlešnšp wɖ nêčr. Ŕʈ hz bn sīn az an infinit ṣplî v načṛl rzwsz t b frīli xplýtd fr profit. Clîṃtčenj cōzd bî hymn bhevyr hz plêst ol lîf on ɖ planit at risc – includñ âr ôn.

Photo: Ursula Biemann and Paolo Tavares, Forest Law, 2014. Courtesy the artists
Photo: Ursula Biemann and Paolo Tavares, Forest Law, 2014. Courtesy the artists

Ɖ ātists in ɖs xibišn rflct on âr cuṛnt invîrnmentl crîsis – ic̣nomic, ṗlitcl n culčṛl, az wel az ic̣lojcl. Ɖ rîts v nêčr t fluriš fri fṛm hymn dstruẋn r incrisñli recgnîzd in ny invîrnmentl lwz. Ḅlivia n Eqdor hv rīsntli inšrînd ɖ rîts v Muɖr Ŕʈ in ɖer līgl sistmz.

Nwʈ n Sâʈ America, in ptklr, r saits v intns actiṿti, lncñ ic̣lojcli-cnsrnd ātists, ṗlitcl activists n indijṇs ppl t ny līgl iniṣ̌tvz. Rīsnt fiḷsoficl dveḷpmnts r olso rīʈncñ ɖ rlešnšp btwn hymn n nonhymn lîf. Rîts v Nêčr z a jrni acrs ɖ Americ̣s, ʈru ɖ wrc v twenti ātists, acrs ol for v Notñm Cntemprri’z gaḷriz. Ɖ Aṃzn, ɖ Andīz, ɖ Ātc n ɖ Gulf v Mexico r amñ ɖ ic̣lojcl rījnz xplord.

Ɖ ljr historicl bacdrop t ɖ xibišn includz ɖ Yṛpiyn conqest v indijṇs ppl in bʈ Nwʈ n Sâʈ America n ɖ nir xtrminešn v ɖer culčrz n habitats. Latin Americn histri, in ptklr, hz bn šêpt bî senčriz v foṛn plundr v its načṛl rzwsz, bginñ in ɖ 16ʈ senčri wɖ ɖ Spaniš empîr’z lust fr silvr n gold. Mr rīsntli, ɖ mn beṇfišriz hv bn multīnašnl cwṗrešnz, mni v hūm olso profitd undr ɖ rījn’z brūtl YS-bact militri dictetršps v ɖ 1960z–1980z.

Photo: Minerva Cuevas, Serie Hidrocarburos, 2007. Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City.
Photo: Minerva Cuevas, Serie Hidrocarburos, 2007. Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City.

Rîts v Nêčr xpozz hâ ɖs Yṛpiyn îdīa v hymn mastri v ɖ planit wz impozd on ɖ Americ̣z. In contrast, ny fwmz v rzistns r inspîrd bî, n lnct t, indijṇs culčrz ɖt si ɖmslvz az pāt v an ic̣lojcl cntinym. Ɖ xibišn rvilz hâ cntemprri āt z cntribytñ t ɖ glôbl projct v rīʈncñ âr rlešnšp t uɖr livñ ʈñz.

Ɖ xibišn includz Sŭbancar Baṇji’z epic fôṭgrafs v mîgrêṭri caribu in nwɖn Alasca, Fernando Palma Rodrīgez’z aniṃtronic Moṇc buṭflîz, rstorñ lîf t a ʈretnd spīšīz, Abel Rodrīgez’z xqizit drōñz v plants, rcwdñ indijṇs invîrnmentl nolij pást dân ʈru jeṇrešnz, n Pâlu Naẓret’s delic̣t insṭlešnz v mtirı̣lz c̣lctd jrñ hiz jrni, on ft, btwn Belu Orizonči n Ny Ywc Siti.

Allora & Calzadilla, 2 hose petrified Petrol Pump, 2012. Photo courtesy Allora & Calzadilla and Lisson Gallery
Allora & Calzadilla, 2 hose petrified Petrol Pump, 2012. Photo courtesy Allora & Calzadilla and Lisson Gallery

Ātists: Allora & Calzadilla, Eduardo Abaroa, Ala Plástica, Darren Almond, Marcos Avila Forero, Amy Balkin, Subhankar Banerjee, Mabe Bethônico, Ursula Biemann & Paulo Tavares, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Minerva Cuevas, Jimmie Durham, Harun Farocki, GIAP: Grupo de Investigación en Arte y Política (wɖ Beatriz Aurora), Paulo Nazareth, The Otolith Group, Fernando Palma Rodríguez, Claire Pentecost, Abel Rodríguez, Miguel Angel Rojas, Walter Solón Romero.

Kretd bî TJ Demos n Alix Fāc̣sn, wɖ Îrīn Aristizābal.”

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