ART TALK - Maya Lin with Elizabeth Kolbert on Climate Week

ART TALK - Maya Lin with Elizabeth Kolbert on Climate Week

Sep 21 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, 2021

In conjunction with Climate Week NYC, Maya Lin discusses the intersection of environmentalism and activism in her multifaceted artistic practice with Elizabeth Kolbert, New Yorker environmental writer and author of The Sixth Extinction.

For Madison Square Park Conservancy’s public art commissioning program, Maya Lin realizes a site-specific installation that brings into focus the ravages of climate change on woodlands around the world. Ghost Forest takes the form of a towering grove of spectral cedar trees, all sourced from the region and presented in sharp contrast to the park’s lush tree line. The installation builds on Lin’s practice of addressing species loss, habitat loss, and climate change within her work and serves as a call to action to the thousands of visitors who pass through the park daily.

This event is in support of Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest and is presented in collaboration with Madison Square Park Conservancy.

Additional talks and film screening will take place on 10/19 & 11/9

 

Members Cost: Free

Non-Members Cost: Free

 

Photo by Andy Romer