IMA Ideas: Guy Abrahams

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Institute of Modern Art

Ground Floor, Judith Wright Centre

420 Brunswick Street

Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

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What ethical responsibility does the arts have to engage with the challenging issues of our times?

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What ethical responsibility does the arts have to engage with the challenging issues of our times? What role does the arts play in comprehending issues like climate change? What can and should we do as artists, audiences, and institutions?

In this second IMA Ideas talk for the year, Guy Abrahams will consider the role of the arts in this time of environmental crisis. Abrahams, who is the co-founder of CLIMARTE and director of the ART + ENVIRONMENT consultancy, will address some of the pertinent ethical issues that have arisen in the arts, particularly around obligations to funders and audiences.

Within galleries and museums how can boards, directors, curators, designers, conservationists, administrators, public relations, and human resources—indeed every facet of the institution—act practically and with consistency in support of principles of environmental sustainability and ethical governance?

Join us for this timely discussion, presented in partnership with the Sustainability, Research and Innovation 2020 Congress (14-17 June 2020, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre).

This talk includes AUSLAN interpretation.

Find out more on the IMA website here.

Image: David Buckland in collaboration with Amy Balkin, 'Discounting the Future, Ice Texts', 2008–2010, digitally printed photograph, 116 × 79.5 cm. Courtesy of the artists.

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