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Galapagos [Spanish] free pdf The Galapagos archipelago in the Pacific Ocean is a place of extraordinary biodiversity, home to species found nowhere else on Earth and synonymous with the discoveries of Charles Darwin. But it is also a place of competing interests: those of the rare animals and plants, the scientists who are trying to conserve them, the settlers from Ecuador seeking a way to support themselves, and the tourists who travel across the world to encounter the astonishing environment. Galapagos is the result of a five-year artists' residency programme set up by the Galapagos Conservation Trust, working with the Charles Darwin Foundation, as a unique way of highlighting some of the complex issues that relate to the islands. Twelve international artists were invited to engage with the Galapagos on their own terms, to mix with the local and the scientific communities, to find inspiration for original new work and eventually to share it with a wide audience. The artworks and essays in this book prompt comparisons with other places in the world that are beset by multiple demands. Artists: Jyll Bradley, Paulo Catrica, Filipa Cesar, Marcus Coates, Dorothy Cross (accompanied by Fiona Shaw), Alexis Deacon, Jeremy Deller, Tania Kovats, Kaffe Matthews, Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) and Alison Turnbull. With texts by award-winning science writer Richard Fortey, curators Bergit Arends and Greg Hilty, Felipe Cruz of the Charles Darwin Foundation, and actor and director Fiona Shaw.

About Sian Ede

Editors Bergit Arends has been Curator of Contemporary Art at the Natural History Museum London since September 2005. She curated the exhibition Lucy Jorge Orta: Amazonia (2010) and commissioned artist Tania Kovats to create a new permanent art installation for the Museum's Central Hall to mark the bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth and 150 years of On the Origin of Species. In 2009 she also curated the exhibition After Darwin: Contemporary Expressions and edited the accompanying publication Expressions: From Darwin to Contemporary Arts. From 1999 to 2004 she managed the science and art programme at the Wellcome Trust. Sian Ede is Deputy Director (Arts) for the UK Branch of the Gulbenkian Foundation where she initiated the first arts funded Arts and Science programme to encourage artists and arts organisations from across the art forms to engage with new thinking and practice in science and technology. She frequently advises, writes, speaks and chairs debates on Art and Science in Britain and internationally and gave the Royal Society's annual Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar prize lecture on Science and Art in 2008/9. Ede is editor and co-author of Strange and Charmed: Science and the contemporary visual arts (Gulbenkian, 2000) and Art and Science (I B Tauris, 2nd edition 2008). Contributors Richard Fortey is Honorary Research Associate at the Natural History Museum, where he was a senior palaeontologist for several decades. He is an authority on trilobites. His parallel career as a writer has produced seven books, which have been shortlisted for the Aventis and Samuel Johnson Awards. For his work on science communication he has been awarded the Lewis Thomas Prize from Rockefeller University and the Michael Faraday Award of The Royal Society. He is a Fellow both of The Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature. Greg Hilty is Curatorial Director of the Lisson Gallery and Director of plusequals. He played a central role in arts funding and strategic planning at London Arts and Arts Council England from 1999-2004, following his fifteen-year career as a curator and commissioner of contemporary art starting at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith. At the Hayward Gallery he was responsible for a series of major British and international group shows and initiated pioneering exhibitions of contemporary film, fashion and sound art. He writes regularly about contemporary culture in exhibition publications, magazines and newspapers. Toni Darton, former Chief Executive of the London-based Galapagos Conservation Trust, was closely involved in developing the Gulbenkian Galapagos Artists' Residency Programme. Felipe Cruz is the Director of Technical Assistance at the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands. Cruz was born and raised on Floreana Island. Fiona Shaw is an Irish actress and theatre director. Her theatre awards include three Laurence Olivier Awards for best actress, two London Critics's Awards and one New York Critics's Award for her performance in TS Eliot's The Waste Land. She was awarded an Officier des Arts et Lettres in France in 2000 and an honorary CBE in the 2001 New Years Honours. She directed the opera Elegy for Young Lovers for the English National Opera in 2010 and Mozart's the Marriage of Figaro in 2011.

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Author : Sian Ede
Publisher : Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Data Published : 12 April 2012
ISBN : 1903080169
EAN : 9781903080160
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 136 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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