Ephemeral Coast, S. Wales: a new publication by Celina Jeffery
Ephemeral Coast is a curatorial research project that seeks to investigate our difficult relationship to the coast as a threshold and frontline to climate change and considers the possibilities of understanding art in relation to what may be described as an unparalleled event.
Ephemeral Coast involves the curation of exhibitions, located in coastal regions of the US/Canadian Arctic, Wales, and Mauritius and is made up primarily of artists, cultural theorists and climate change scientists.
This catalogue is a theoretical extension of the artists’ work presented in first installment of the exhibition in south Wales, UK. The catalogue discusses the curatorial process and incorporates essays by guest authors, who re-contextualize Ephemeral Coast, S Wales within discussions of regional climate change and cultural theory.
Celina Jeffery is a curator, writer and associate professor of Art History and Theory at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Recent research projects include Preternatural, 2011-12, at venues across Ottawa, Canada; Hold On, co-curated with Avantika Bawa at Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, 2011; Afterglow (featuring Ghada Amer, Alfredo Jaar and Bill Viola, amongst others) in Lacoste, France, 2007, and Wangechi Mutu: The Cinderella Curse at the ACA Gallery, Atlanta, USA, 2007. She is the co-editor with Gregory Minissale of Global and Local Art Histories,2007. An edited anthology, The Artist as Curator, is to be published by Intellect. She is a founder and editor of Drain Magazine, A Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture.