Thursday, September 21, 6pm
Location: L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Ave, Madison WI
In 1596 two Dutch ships laden with trade goods left Amsterdam for Siberia, intending to navigate a Northeast Passage to China. They never arrived. The ships mistimed the winter ice; the vessels were soon trapped off the west coast of Nowa Zembla, deep within the Asian arctic.
Please join us for this symposium by the art historian Christopher Heuer, who is visiting UW-Madison to speak about works of art produced as the result of encounters with the arctic in the 16th century. Joining him are two artists from campus, Stephen Hilyard and Anders Zanichowsky, who are both making art in and about the arctic.