Global Climate Justice and World Art (Global Studies Faculty Fellowship Symposium)

This is the second event in the Global Studies Faculty Fellowship Series, titled Coevality: Global Ethics in a Time of Total Change, and will feature three sessions:

  1. Global Studies Facutly Fellowship Lecture 2: Terry Smith, "World Picturing by Contemporary Artists"
  2. Visiting Lecture by T.J. Demos (UC-Santa Cruz): "The Post-Natural Condition: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology"
  3. Panel (Smith and Demos)

T.J. Demos is Professor of Art and Visual culture at University of California Santa Cruz, where he is Director of the Center for Creative Ecologies. His most recent books include The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary during Global Crisis (Duke, 2013, winner of the 2014 College Art Association Mather Award), which explores the relation of contemporary art to the experience of social dislocation, political crisis, and economic inequality; and Return to the Postcolony: Spectres of Colonialism in Contemporary Art (Sternberg, 2013), which addresses the recent returns of artists to former colonial states in Sub-Saharan Africa. He edited a special issue of Third Text on “Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology” (120: Jan. 2013), and is currently at work on The Post-Natural Condition: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology (Sternberg, forthcoming).

Terry Smith, FAHA, CIHA, is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory (History of Art and Architecture at Pitt) and Professor in the Division of Philosophy, Art, and Critical Theory (European Graduate School). In 2010 he was named Australia Council Visual Arts Laureate (Government of Australia), and won the Mather Award (College Art Association, USA). In 2001-02 he was a Getty Scholar (Getty Research Institute); in 2007-08 the GlaxoSmithKlein Senior Fellow at the National Humanities Research Centre; and in 2014 Clark Fellow at the Clark Institute. See

This series is also sponsored by the Global Studies Center, the Humanities Center, and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture. For more information, contact Terry Smith at


Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 4:15pm

Location and Address

Frick Fine Arts Theater