Thursday, May 26, 2016

Geoethics and Art:
an artistic exhibition in Oklahoma City

We are glad to announce an artistic exhibition by our IAPG member, Prof. Ying Kit Chan, University of Louisville (USA). If you can attend, don't miss this event!

[Artspace] at Untitled presents “GeoEthics: Work by Ying Kit Chan

Exhibition: May 26 to July 16, 2016
Reception: Thursday, May 26 at 5 pm
Location: 1 NE 3rd St, Oklahoma City 73104

Environmental ethics - a philosophical study of the moral relationship between human beings and nature and the value that society extends to the environment - is a reoccurring theme in Ying Kit Chan's more than three decades of art making. Utilizing a wide range of media, the artist employs this philosophy alongside Taoist and Buddhist ideologies to examine our relationship with nature, from the mental impact of contemplation to the actions resulting in environmental degradation. The works selected for "GeoEthics" highlight the artist's conceptual development and explore environmental ethics through three themes: oil spills, industrial landscapes, and philosophical thought.

Ying Kit Chan has presented his art work in 200 exhibitions in the United States as well as in Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Germany, Korea, Japan, England, Hong Kong, Poland, Taiwan, and Portugal. Chan has received public awards including two Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Visual Arts Fellowships (1994 and 2002), a National Endowment for the Arts / Southern Arts Federation Visual Arts Fellowship (1992) and an Urban Council Fine Arts Award at the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial in 1977. He is presently Professor of Art at the University of Louisville.

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