“The Role of Landscape in Contemporary Society”
23rd of September at 7.30pm
Rebecca Close, Art writer and critic, will present a lecture that will look back at the role of landscape in art history in order to explore the current status of ‘images of the land’ in a contemporary context.
Rebecca Close is a British writer and researcher based in Barcelona, Spain. A first class graduate in Philosophy from Manchester University, she was awarded a scholarship in 2008 to travel to Hong Kong where she studied at Hong Kong University and worked as an assistant researcher for Asia Art Archive.
She went on to work for Art Asia Pacific Magazine (AAP) in New York as a data researcher for the Almanac, which lead to an in-depth knowledge of the diverse arts scenes in the 67 countries and territories covered by the publication. She has since been a regular contributor to a range of cultural publications including Frieze Magazine and currently works as the editorial desk in Spain for AAP.
Out of Britain is supported by a full, month-long public campaign called Landscapes Expanded, which will consist of a residency programme for artists as well as a series of public lectures led by Arts specialists from the UK and Kuwait. In addition to this there is an educational programme for schools and an online art competition.
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