Experimental Geography gathers artists whose work not only explores the earth’s surface, but also provide points of departure that exceed the strict terrain of art. Ranging from the deeply poetic to the strictly empirical, these works toy with the complicated mixture of aesthetic poetry, geographic materiality and empirical fact. This panel discussion featured Experimental Geography exhibition curator Nato Thompson, artists Lize Mogel and Trevor Paglen, and David Harvey, social theorist and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center, CUNY.
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This event was co-organized by Independent Curators International (ICI) and The Graduate Center in conjunction with the James Gallery’s presentation of Experimental Geography on view at The Graduate Center from June 24-August 27, 2010.
Image caption: Lize Mogel, Mappa Mundi, 2008