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Getty | Art Break: The Immersive Landscape

July 28, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

How do contemporary photographers engage with the natural environment? Join British artist Susan Derges and San Francisco-based artist David Maisel as they discuss their approaches to photographing the landscape. Derges immerses herself in nature, capturing minute movements and elements through photograms made without a camera. In contrast, Maisel photographs from the sky to expose humans’ devastating impact on the environment. Despite their differing perspectives, both artists use beauty and abstraction to draw viewers into what they describe as the “immersive field,” a horizonless space that provokes disorientation and fosters reflection. Moderated by curator Virginia Heckert, this talk complements the exhibition The Expanded Landscape.
Free | Advance sign-up required
Image: Tailings Pond 6, MineraCentinela Copper Mine, Antofagasta Region, Atacama Desert, Chile (detail) from the series Desolation Desert; Negative, 2018; print, 2020; David Maisel. Inkjet print. The J. Paul Getty Museum © David Maisel