Artist Amir Zaki will present an talk and book launch at The Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, CA. The special evening program for “Mapping The Sublime: Reframing Landscape in the 21st Century” is on Friday, May 20th 6-8:30pm. This program will begin with Amir Zaki introducing his work in the exhibition and his newly launched book Building + Becoming, published by X ARTIST'S BOOKS. This will be followed by the screening of artist Kit Radford's film+composition "Drought" honoring her work and memory.
Los Angeles-based artists Lawrence Gipe and Beth Davila Waldman organized this survey of a diverse group of 19 artists that challenge our culture’s entrenched conceptions regarding landscape, critically re-examining the genre as a mediated view of nature and a construction of centuries of aesthetic processing, demarcation and colonial expansion. The works persuade the viewer to consider the landscape genre anew, with traditional notions of the Sublime reevaluated to reflect contemporary issues of climate change and the Anthropocene. The artists featured have made compelling cases, over decades of practice and passion, for an issue that needs to be faced with ever-growing urgency.
WHEN: Friday, May 20, 6-8:30pm
EVENT: Amir Zaki Talk and Book Launch for Building + Becoming
LOCATION: Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 West Mountain Street. Glendale, CA 91201