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Artist In Conversation with Ilana Halperin

When: Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 3pm GMT

Where: MS Teams. Click here to join the meeting.

Ilana Halperin is a Scotland-based artist whose work explores geology, climate, and memory. She has been doing an artistic residency this semester through the Museums of the University of St Andrews. The Centre for Contemporary Art warmly invites you to join the artist for a student-led discussion/Q&A in which you can speak directly with an exciting and internationally acclaimed artist. Students from Earth Sciences and beyond will also be welcome to join us, creating some exciting opportunities to think collaboratively about climate pasts and climate futures, about the relationship between art and science, and about how what role contemporary art can play in all of this.

Ilana Halperin (b.1973) is an artist who shares her birthday with an Icelandic volcano. Working through the aesthetics of geology since the late 1990s, her multifaceted, conceptual practice unearths the intimate poetics of rocks, minerals, and body stones. Halperin’s fieldwork has led her from erupting volcanoes in Hawaii to petrifying caves in France and geothermal springs in Japan.

Questions & Queries about this event can be addressed to Dr Stephanie O’Rourke at so38@st-andrews.ac.uk

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