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Gallery Talk: Mel Chin


Nov 18 2016


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705

Gallery Talk - Artist Mel Chin and Author Roy Scranton

[ Image: Mel Chin, Terrapine Carolina (Hillbilly Armor), 2005. Photo by John Lucas ]


Gallery Talk with Artist Mel Chin

In conversation with Author Roy Scranton

Join us for a discussion about climate change, war, and questions of responsibility and sustainability with artist Mel Chin and author Roy Scranton. Both Chin and Scranton are participating in other related programs at Duke. Mel Chin’s work, Terrapene Carolina (Hillbilly Armor), is included in the Nasher’s current exhibit, Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art. An interview with him can be heard in their podcast. Roy Scranton will discuss his recently released novel, War Porn, at The Regulator Bookshop in Durham at 7:00 pm on November 18. He first visited the Forum for Scholars and Publics in March 2016 and talked with Jennifer Ahern-Dodson about his writing. He also recently published an essay in the New York Times about the future implications of America’s failure to prepare for catastrophic storms along the Gulf Coast.

This discussion is presented in collaboration with the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Admission to the Nasher Museum is free to all active duty military personnel and military veterans with I.D.


Mel Chin

Mel Chin was born in Houston, Texas, and lives and works in Burnsville, North Carolina. He is known for his broad range of approaches to art, including multidisciplinary collaborative projects, and for his investigations of how art can provoke greater social awareness and responsibility. His work is exhibited extensively in…...

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Roy Scranton

University of Notre Dame

Roy Scranton is the author of War Porn and Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, and co-editor of Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War. His journalism, essays, and fiction have been published in The Nation, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Boston Review, and elsewhere. He holds…...

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