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Mel Chin: Artist Talk (Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Chair)

November 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Mānoa Campus, ART Auditorium

There has always been much trouble in the world, and in a wired world, we are more conscious of the problems than ever before. What are the expectations for art to provide solutions or response? Artist Mel Chin will talk about his art and practice as attempts to provide and provoke greater social awareness of toxic situations found in both politics and the environment.

Chin's sculpture practice bridges natural, political, and social ecologies. In 1989, he developed Revival Field, a project that was a pioneer in the field of “green remediation,” the use of plants to remove toxic, heavy metals from the soil. Chin was featured on PBS's ART 21 series and has received numerous awards and grants from organizations such as the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, Art Matters, Creative Capital, and the Penny McCall, Pollock/Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Rockefeller and Louis Comfort Tiffany foundations, among others. Chin's website is http://www.melchin.org


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FREE

Event Sponsor
Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Chair, Mānoa Campus

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Jaimey Hamilton Faris, (808) 277-4041, jaimeyh@hawaii.edu

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