Beall Center Art + Ecology Series 2022

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Beall Center Art + Ecology Series

February - March 2022

Organized by Margaret Oakley
Hosted by Jesse Colin Jackson
Sponsored by UCI Illuminations

Talks will be live streamed.


Carolina Caycedo
Wednesday, February 16
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. online (Zoom) - register here for Zoom link
Artist Carolina Caycedo challenges us to understand nature not as a resource to be exploited, but as a living and spiritual entity that unites people beyond borders.
Moderated by UCI Biological Sciences Professor Jessica Pratt

Just Your Garden Variety Robots
Ian Ingram, Steve Mahler, and Charissa Terranova

Wednesday, February 23
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. online - click here for Zoom link
Artist Ian Ingram, UCI neurobiologist Steve Mahler, UT Dallas art history professor Charissa Terranova explore the process of collaboration for works in the current Beall Center exhibition.
Moderated by Beall Center Artistic Director David Familian

Hans Baumann
Wednesday, March 9 online - click here for Zoom link
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Land artist Hans Baumann addresses his practice in relation to the contemporary climate crisis. From past land art interventions at hypersaline lakes and abandoned coal mines to current research on archeological methodology and aquaria, Baumann will describe how conceptions of Nature and “the natural” delimit our understanding of the biosphere and constrain our ability to imagine and enact alternatives to fossil capitalism.
Moderated by UCI Art History Professor James Nisbet

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This series is made in part thanks to support from UCI Illuminations.
Learn more about the events at the UCI Illuminations website.



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Gallery hours: Mon. - Sat., noon - 6 p.m.
Holiday closure: Feb. 21

Current Exhibit: Ian Ingram


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Wednesday Feb 16, 2022, 5:30 pm
Wednesday Feb 23, 2022, 5:30 pm
Wednesday Mar 9, 2022, 5:30 pm
Reception Date: 
Wednesday Mar 9, 2022, 5:30 pm