From our American perspective, New Zealand falls nearly off the map. But New Zealand/Australian artist/scholar Ruth Watson has made a career of exploring the edges of that map and how they affect our understanding of the world. With a particular emphasis on the cordiform, a 16th-century map that attempted to explain the globe in the shape of a heart, Watson makes art using salt, images of her own tongue, and other unconventional media. Hear her discuss her work in a free lecture, 11 a.m. January 26th at the Newberry Library.
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