The Role of Art in the Environmental Crisis symposium

The Role of Art in the Environmental Crisis symposium

Christie’s Education

Janet Biggs, Warning Shot, 2016. Courtesy of the artist, Analix Forever, Cristin Tierney Gallery and Connersmith.

April 22, 2019
The Role of Art in the Environmental Crisis symposium
June 11, 2019, 9am
Christie's Education New York
1230 Avenue of the Americas, 20th floor
New York, NY 10020
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In celebration of World Earth Day, Christie’s Education is pleased to announce  its symposium on artists’ response to the environmental crisis. Organized by Dr. Julie Reiss, Program Director and editor of Art, Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene (Vernon Press, 2018), the symposium will appeal to anyone who wishes to know more about specific ways artists are responding to global climate change and its consequences. 

Dr. Reiss states that “Art has an important role to play in raising our awareness of environmental issues, offering opportunities for direct action and helping us to imagine other worlds and possible futures. This symposium will bring visual artists together with our audiences and moderators to create a forum for discussion and sharing of ideas.”

The symposium will seek to address the following:
–How does contemporary art communicate information about global climate change and its consequences?
–How can art assist in decision making about climate change?
–What methods, materials and processes are among those being utilized by artists?
–How does the context in which we encounter this work impact our response to it?
–How do we gauge its effectiveness?

The keynote speaker at the symposium is artist Mary Miss. Miss has been redefining how art is integrated into the public realm since the early 1970s. She is interested in how artists can play a more central role in addressing the complex issues of our times.

In celebration of World Earth Day we are pleased to offer Art & Education subscribers a 15% discount off the ticket price.

For further information and to register online visit

T +1 212 355 1501 / newyork [​at​]

Full ticket price: 125 USD. Please use discount code SYMPOSIUM19 for 15% off.

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