First Friday: Eco-Art and Canadian Neoliberalism by Jessica Jacobson-Konefall

  • Friday, November 4, 2016
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

How do ecological and social justice artworks memorialize, inspire and embody social movements? How do they track changes in the relationships between ecology, citizens, Indigenous nations and the state? Jessica Jacobson-Konefall will present the works of individual artists, ecological artist-run centres, professional societies, and academic and arts-based knowledge creation projects while considering the relationship between art, culture and politics.

  • As a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Globalization and Cultural Studies, University of Manitoba (2016-17), Jessica Jacobson-Konefall’s research focuses on cultural studies approaches to contemporary art and literature in Canada, particularly artistic responses to neoliberalism and environmental destruction. For the past six years she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of English at the University of Winnipeg.