Admission: Free for Americas Society members; $10 for non-members. Free for Hunter College Students (please bring your student ID).
Brazilian artist Alice Miceli will present a talk on recent works that explore the phenomenon of impenetrable, inaccessible spaces—places that, even in our globalized world, remain somehow off the map. Miceli will introduce two bodies of work: the “Chernobyl Project,” 2007–2012, a previous project centered on the creation of visualization patterns for the invisible radioactive contamination in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, and “In Depth (landmines),” 2015, her current research into minefields in Cambodia and Colombia, the next step of which will be developed in mined areas in Serbia and Bosnia, with support from the Mejan Program from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, known as the KKH. Miceli will comment on the similarities and disparities between the two projects in order to raise questions about the nature of landscape representation nowadays.
Image: Alice Miceli, Entrance check-point, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Belarus, 2010.