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Join us on Saturday 18 November for a talk connecting art and nature as we dig deeper into the current exhibition How to Love a Tree: Wild Encounters by Hira Nabi and the latest issue of Foam Magazine #64: EXTREMES—The Environmental Issue.
During the event Foam Magazine editor Katy Hundertmark will go into conversation with curator & architect Bruno Alves de Almeida and artist Hira Nabi, contemplating how her art practice ties in with the magazine's central theme and how both the exhibition and magazine touch upon the possible creation of an eco-centric future.
About Hira Nabi How to Love a Tree: Wild Encounters
How to Love a Tree: Wild Encounters is an ongoing investigation into the disappearance of ecosystems and environments rich in flora and fauna in Pakistan. Using varied forms of media including moving images, audio, text, performance, cyanotypes, silkscreen prints, and rubbings, Hira Nabi's project explores the complex connections between exploitation, history and identity.
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Foam Magazine #64: EXTREMES—The Environmental Issue looks at the complexities of today’s human-nature relationship through two different lenses: one half focuses on abundance and the other half, featured on the flip side of the magazine, on scarcity. Industrialisation, overpopulation, consumerism versus scarcity, inequality, and the destruction of vital habitats: we address the divergences of the Anthropocene and how photography exposes them.
Bruno Alves de Almeida (1987, Brazil) is a curator and architect based in the Netherlands, currently artistic co-director and curator of the Luleå Biennial 2024 in Sweden, and curator and resident liaison of the Jan van Eyck Academie in the Netherlands. His practice is rooted in site/context-specificity and moves across disciplines, resulting in projects responding to timely issues, creating bridges between institutional and public spaces, and experimenting beyond customary formats and spaces for the presentation, production, and experience of artistic practice.
Hira Nabi How to Love a Tree: Wild Encounters is made possible by the Van Bijlevelt Foundation and the Leeuwensteinstichting.
Foam is supported by the VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and the city of Amsterdam.
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