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SUBHANKAR BANERJEE FOUNDED CLIMATESTORYTELLERS.ORG ON AUGUST 26, 2010

Could This Be A Crime?
U.S. Climate Bill Is Dead While So Much Life On Our Earth Continues To Perish
by Subhankar Banerjee, August 26, 2010
READ ARTICLE ON CLIMATESTORYTELLERS.ORG  

Subhankar's inaugural story also appeared in the following publications around the world:
      THE HUFFINGTON POST   |   COUNTER CURRENTS   |   TRUTHOUT   |   GUERNICA
      DAILY KOS   |   FREE INTERNET PRESS   |   THE ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING
      ECOMENTALITY@LIFEDROP   |   GRASSROOTS * NETROOTS ALLIANCE
      NEWS TRUST   |   HUMANATARIAN NEWS   |   ORGANIC CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION
      MALARKY NEWS   |   CARBONDIOXIDELEVELS.COM   |   KOLKATAPOST   |   THE GREENSWARD


EXHIBITIONS

[one-person] Subhankar Banerjee: Resource Wars in the American Arctic
School of Fine Art Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, October 22 - November 19, 2010  
Curator Betsy Stirratt
Article in Bloomington Herald Times by Bertrand Teo, October 17, 2010 [pdf]  
Subhankar visited IU on invitation from Professor Christoph Irmscher, co-editor with Professor Alan Braddock of the anthology titled, A KEENER PERCEPTION: ECOCRITICAL STUDIES IN AMERICAN ART HISTORY. His exhibition, week-long residency, and public lecture on October 22 was part of the campus-wide initiative THEMESTER: SUSTAINABILITY, THRIVING ON A SMALL PLANET. His visit is sponsored by The College Arts and Humanities Institute, College of Arts and Sciences, SoFA Gallery, School of Public and Environmental Policy, The Center for Research in Environmental Sciences, Cultural Studies Program, and Creative Writing Program

[group] (Re-) Cycles of Paradise: exhibition during U.N. Climate Conferences  
Centro Cultural de España, Mexico City, Mexico, Nov. 11, 2010 - Jan. 16, 2011 (will overlap with COP16)
DGI-byen, Copenhagen, Denmark, December 7-18 2009 (during COP15)
(Re-) Cycles of Paradise was organized by ARTPORT (Valencia-New York-Zurich) and commissioned by the GLOBAL GENDER AND CLIMATE ALLIANCE and the INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE. In Copenhagen, Banerjee presented a photography and video installation We Are The Ones Who Have Everything To Loose to highlight the voice of GWICH’IN STEERING COMMITTEE chairperson Sarah James and her efforts to bring attention to how issues of climate change and industrial development affect her community and the ecology of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In Mexico City, he will also include photographs of forest death from around his home in New Mexico from climate change.
      Sarah James presentation, December 8, 2009  
      Amy Goodman interview - Sarah James and Subhankar Banerjee on Democracy Now  
      Tim Flannery's article in The New York Review of Books with photo by Banerjee  

[group] Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 18 - August 28, 2011  
Curator Katherine Ware
Book with essay by Katherine Ware to be published by Museum of New Mexico Press

[one-person] Subhankar Banerjee: Where I Live I Hope To Know
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, May 14 - August 28, 2011  
Curator Jessica May
This exhibition will travel

[group] The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, September 24, 2011 - January 8, 2012  
Curator Ann Wolfe
Book with essay by Lucy R. Lippard, Ann Wolfe, and others will be published by Rizzoli
This exhibition will travel

[group] Crude Realities: Art, Oil, and Protest (tentative title)
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, California, 2013  
Curator Barbara Thompson
The exhibition will be accompanied by a book and will travel

[group] Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art 1775 - 2010
Forthcoming  
Curator Barbara Matilsky
The exhibition will be accompanied by a book


TOMDISPATCH OF THE NATION INSTITUTE - ARTICLE & TOMCAST INTERVIEW

BPing the Arctic?
Will the Obama Administration Allow Shell Oil to Do to Arctic Waters What BP Did to the Gulf?
by Subhankar Banerjee, May 25, 2010
READ ARTICLE ON TOMDISPATCH      |    LISTEN TOMCAST INTERVIEW  

Subhankar's article also appeared in the following publications around the world:
      THE HUFFINGTON POST   |   GRIST   |   MOTHER JONES   |   ZNET   |   ALTERNET
      COMMON DREAMS   |   THE NATION   |         SALON   |   TRUTHOUT   |   COUNTER CURRENTS
      CBS NEWS   |   UPI   |   HISTORY NEWS NETWORK   |   AMERICAN PENDULUM   |   NEWSTRUST
      OPED NEWS   |   DAILY KOS   |   GUERNICA   |   SMIRKING CHIMP
      EUROPEAN ENERGY REVIEW   |   ENERGY BULLETIN   |   GLOBAL ENERGY TIMES
      CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON GLOBALIZATION   |   PEACE EARTH AND JUSTICE NEWS
      ALARAB ONLINE   |   KONFRONTATIE   |   MALARKY NEWS
      THE SOUTH AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY INFORMATION SERVICE
      WOZ DIE WOCHENZEITUNG IN SWITZERLAND (IN GERMAN)

On May 27, President Obama SUSPENDED drilling in the Beaufort and Chuckchi Seas during 2010

Victory in Court for Chukchi Sea and Arctic Alaska
On July 21, US District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline halted drilling in the Chukchi Sea. Subhankar Banerjee provided STANDING DECLARATION on September 11, 2008 for this legal suit that was prepared by Earthjustice on behalf of the Native Village of Point Hope  

TomCast: Subhankar Banerjee, Bill McKibben, Rebecca Solnit, and Chip Ward
      Audio interview with Timothy MacBain [15 minutes]  


PUBLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

An Atlas of Critical Climate Change, edited by Tom Cohen and Henry Sussman, Fordham University Press (forthcoming). This book includes art critic and theorist Yates McKee's essay Survival about Subhankar's photography. The volume assembles a broad array of philosophical critics, intergenerational and cross-disciplinary, to address this horizon from different critical idioms and projects, and includes essays by leading philosophers and theorists including, Bernard Stiegler, Haun Saussy, Sam Weber, and others  

Visual Cultures of Nongovernmental Politics, edited by Meg McLagan and Yates McKee, Zone Books/The MIT Press (forthcoming). This book includes a profile essay about Subhankar's work by Yates McKee who previously co-edited with Michel Feher and Gaëlle Krikorian the book on politics and philosophy NONGOVERNMENTAL POLITICS (Zone Books/The MIT Press)  

The Eco-Critical Photographer: An Interview with Subhankar Banerjee, by Alexandra Tursi
identitytheory.com  

A Keener Perception: Ecocritical Studies in American Art History edited by Alan C. Braddock and Christoph Irmscher, University of Alabama Press (2009). This book includes Finis Dunaway's essay Reframing the Last Frontier: Subhankar Banerjee and the Visual Politics of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and Banerjee's photograph Caribou Migration I is the cover art. This is the first book to consider American art (16th Century to present) from the newly evolving field ecocriticism pioneered by Professor Lawrence Buell of Harvard University and others. Professor Buell wrote the foreword in A Keener Perception.  

The Alaska Native Reader: History, Culture, Politics edited by Maria Sháa Tláa Williams, Duke University Press (2009). Subhankar Banerjee is among a few non-native scholars to contribute an essay Terra Incognita: Communities and Resource Wars in this historically significant book that reframes Alaska's history from the perspectives of native scholars and artists.  


LECTURES

Artist Visit, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
      November 9-12, 2010 | Banerjee has been a visiting scholar in the
      ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES GRADUATE PROGRAM since 2006.

Artist Lecture, Indiana University, Bloomington
      October 22, 2010 | THEMESTER: SUSTAINABILITY, THRIVING ON A SMALL PLANET
      The event is organized by Professor Christoph Irmscher, co-editor of
      A KEENER PERCEPTION: ECOCRITICAL STUDIES IN AMERICAN ART HISTORY

Artist Lecture, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia
      April 7, 2010 | LECTURE POSTER | TEMPLE NEWS ARTICLE
      The event is organized by Professor Alan Braddock, co-editor of
      A KEENER PERCEPTION: ECOCRITICAL STUDIES IN AMERICAN ART HISTORY


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