Cecilia Vicuña & Hans Ulrich Obrist
On Environmental Justice
June 19, 2020
Conversation held on the occasion of Lehmann Maupin’s Art Basel Online Viewing Room
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present a conversation between Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of Serpentine Galleries in London and Cecilia Vicuña, whose artistic practice engages with critical issues of environmental justice. This conversation connects to the Serpentine Galleries’ Back to Earth program, an interdisciplinary project that includes work by Vicuña. Over the course of her career, Vicuña has made work that exposes the impact of climate change, most recently focusing on the destruction of the Amazon and privatization of water (particularly in Latin America).
Back to Earth is the Serpentine’s multi-year project in support of over 65 artist-led environmental campaigns, which will take place on site, off-site and online throughout 2020 and beyond through exhibitions, publications, live events as well as long-term, infrastructural and policy work.
Environmental Justice Organizations Discussed:
Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon (COIAB) is a Brazilian indigenous organization comprised of several indigenous rights organizations from the Brazilian Amazon Basin.
To donate: coiab.org.br/doe
Amazon Watch protects the rainforest and advances the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. They partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability, and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems.
To donate: amazonwatch.org/donate