About the eventVIRTUAL EVENT:
January 29, 4pm
Join us for a Zoom panel with artists Jaanika Peerna, Nancy Manter and Florence Neal as they discuss art and environmental practices related to Jaanika Peerna’s newly published monograph GLACIER ELEGIES (Terra Nova Press, 2022).
ZOOM EVENT: Jan 29, 2022 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Much of Jaanika Peerna's recent work is a lament to glaciers and natural ice. Her ongoing project Glacier Elegy forms the central core of this publication. The book presents an in-depth look at this iconic work, through essays, images of works and performances, and the artist's own words. In doing so, it shows how a contemporary artist in her prime addresses the climate emergency.
The book touches on ecological grief and looks at how Peerna and other key contemporary artists have used the subject of ice to highlight the global climate emergency. It includes essays by Robert MacFarlane, Janet Passehl, Celina Jeffrey, and an interview by Joana Nevers, situating Peerna's work and envisioning how creative acts imagine ecological relations in the face of rapidly changing climates and environments, giving voice to the difficult emotions of fear, trauma, grief, and mourning. Peerna's work offers us a way through.
Distributed by MIT Press: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/glacier-elegies
ISBN: 978-1 949597-17-2
7 in x 9 in
100 color illus., 6 b&w illus.