Jaanika Peerna, Glacier Elegies, January 29, 4pm

January 29, 2022

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Jaanika Peerna, Glacier Elegies, January 29, 4pm
Jaanika Peerna, Glacier Elegy

About the event

January 29, 4pm

Join us for a Zoom panel with artists Jaanika Peerna, Nancy Manter and Florence Neal as they discuss art and environmental practices related to Jaanika Peerna’s newly published monograph GLACIER ELEGIES (Terra Nova Press, 2022).

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Much  of Jaanika Peerna's recent work is a lament to glaciers and natural  ice. Her ongoing project Glacier Elegy forms the central core of this  publication. The book presents an in-depth look at this iconic work,  through essays, images of works and performances, and the artist's own  words. In doing so, it shows how a contemporary artist in her prime addresses the climate emergency.

The book touches on ecological  grief and looks at how Peerna and other key contemporary artists have used the subject of  ice to highlight the global climate emergency. It includes essays by  Robert MacFarlane, Janet Passehl, Celina Jeffrey, and an interview by  Joana P. R. Neves, situating Peerna's work and envisioning how creative acts  imagine ecological relations in the face of rapidly changing climates  and environments, giving voice to the difficult emotions of fear,  trauma, grief, and mourning. Peerna's work offers us a way through.

Order Today: https://www.terranovapress.com/books/glacierelegies

Delivery in March:
Distributed by MIT Press: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/glacier-elegies
ISBN: 978-1 949597-17-2
272 pp.
7 in x 9 in
100 color illus., 6 b&w illus.