Friday, November 17
10:00 a.m. PT
Speakers: James Balog, Artist
MOPA@SDMA Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater
James Balog: Photographs from the Anthropocene, on view through March 10, 2024, at the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA), showcases a series of photographs that describes the ancient cyclical patterns of the earth’s life forms and the impact of human activity. For four decades, James Balog has studied ancient cultural assumptions about the relationship between human nature and the rest of nature. Blending art and science, Balog’s photographs deliver profound new insights about the environment today.
The current epoch of geologic time is known as the “Anthropocene” to reflect the pervasive and enduring traces of human activity left on the Earth. Through innovative imagery, his projects interpret significant aspects of what has changed, what’s survived, and what changes are projected for the future. His photographs reveal nature’s dazzling beauty and its capacity for destruction.
His exhibition has been co-organized by the Earth Vision Institute and the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis/Paris/Lausanne, in association with the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art.
Please note, this lecture is in-person only and held at the state-of-the-art MOPA@SDMA Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater.
$10 members and students | $15 seniors and military | $20 nonmembers
This lecture is presented as a part of the Guest Lecture Series, which focuses on works of art on view in the Museum as well as topics of interest in the broader art world. Lectures are followed by docent-led virtual tours.
Sponsored by The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Council.
Featured: James Balog, Ice Diamond #1, 2009. Pigment print on archival fiber paper. Courtesy of the artist. © James Balog.