Daniela Pérez: Independent Curator
Patrick Charpenel: Director, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo
Patrick Charpenel and Daniela Pérez will introduce the life and work of the artist Gustav Metzger and will expand on one of the artist’s most recent proposals regarding the construction and long-term activation of spaces for social change. The project explores questions regarding environment, climate change, architecture, humanity, biodiversity, consciousness, natural resources, science, technology, food, sustainability, the future, and art, among other topics.
The aim of the lecture is to share Gustav Metzger’s project in Mexico with the MIT community at large in order to openly discuss the deep urgency and obligation around environmental challenges facing the world today, and the passion that collectively –uniting many strengths– can be created for a more sustainable future. The lecture is proposed as a platform for conversation that aims to bring together intellectual and creative strengths that different individuals from various departments at MIT can provide, by exploring the role of art in society, commonly described by Gustav Metzger as the path of “ethics into aesthetics.”
The lecture is organized by ACT in collaboration with Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo.