- Interact With Art
3rd February 2013
Speakers: T J Demos, Saloni Mathur
The symposium saw T J Demos address the relationship between art practice and environmental activism. He talked about the essential need for political ecology in order to approach the question of our relationship to nature in explicitly political way, which he saw lacking in Documenta but covered exhaustively in the Third Text issue, edited by him. He further delineated the four ways in which he has approached the term in the journal and then went on to identify the site of tensions between these approaches. Demos elaborated on his interests in areas of practice where artistic contributions of film, documentary photography and literature can be brought together and links are created to a larger social movement.
This was the sixth symposium in the Museum Document series by Gayatri Sinha.