Rights of Nature: Art and Ecology in the Americas

24 Jan 2015 – 15 Mar 2015

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Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Any bus to Nottingham City Centre
  • Lace Market Tram Stop
  • Nottingham Station

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Rights of Nature brings together twenty international artists who confront our fraught relationship to the natural world. Focusing on the Americas, from the Arctic to the Andes, the exhibition explores the greatest challenge of our time – climate change.


This major exhibition includes sculpture, photographs, paintings and installations across all four of Nottingham Contemporary galleries including Subhankar Banerjee’s epic photographs of migratory caribou in northern Alaska, Fernando Palma Rodríguez’s animatronic Monarch butterflies, restoring life to a threatened species, Abel Rodriquez’s exquisite drawings of plants, recording indigenous environmental knowledge passed down through generations, and Paulo Nazareth’s delicate installations of materials collected during his journey, on foot, between Belo Horizonte and New York City.

Artists: Allora & Calzadilla, Eduardo Abaroa, Ala Plástica, Darren Almond, Marcos Avila Forero, Amy Balkin, Subhankar Banerjee, Mabe Bethônico, Ursula Biemann & Paulo Tavares, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Minerva Cuevas, Jimmie Durham, Harun Farocki, GIAP: Grupo de Investigación en Arte y Política (with Beatriz Aurora), Paulo Nazareth, The Otolith Group, Fernando Palma Rodríguez, Claire Pentecost, Abel Rodríguez, Miguel Angel Rojas, Walter Solón Romero.


Alex Farquharson

Irene Aristizábal

TJ Demos

Exhibiting artists

Paulo Nazareth

Walter Solón Romero

Miguel Angel Rojas

Ursula Biemann

Beatriz Aurora

Minerva Cuevas

Ala Plástica

Darren Almond

Jimmie Durham

Harun Farocki

Paulo Tavares

Eduardo Abaroa

Abel Rodríguez

Claire Pentecost

Marcos Avila Forero

Mabe Bethônico

Fernando Palma Rodríguez

Amy Balkin


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