Talk with Natsuko Uchino and Emanuele Coccia : Sunday 6/09 at 6.30pm

> Free Entrance
> Open air conference (face mask mandatory)
> Moderator: Julia Marchand
> Sunday 6 September at 6.30pm
In parallel to the exhibition “Complicity”, which will finish on September 13, the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles brings together the philosopher Emanuele Coccia and the artist Natsuko Uchino for a discussion about their approaches to agriculture and other resulting subjects, such as: the relationship between the city and the countryside, eco-construction, the sensitive relationship to living things and the involvement of humans in their environment.
Natsuko Uchino is an artist and professor of sculpture and ceramics at the TALM – Le Mans, Higher School of Art and Design. Born in Japan in 1983, she graduated from the Cooper Union in New York in 2007 and from the research program of the Kitakyushu Center for Contemporary Art in Japan in 2012. She lives between Paris and the South of France. Natsuko Uchino’s practice is defined by experiences in agriculture and crafts, combining art with ecology, food and conviviality in the use of ceramics.
Photo : Grégoire d’Ablon  
 Emanuele Coccia has been a philosopher and lecturer at the EHESS (School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris) since 2011. He puts the plant world at the heart of his philosophical thoughts, and more widely that of the living. He is also the author of several books on this subject such as:
· La Vie des plantes – Une métaphysique du mélange [The Life of Plants – A Metaphysics of Mixing] (Rivages, 2016)
· Le Bien dans les choses [The Good in Things (Rivages, 2013)
· La Vie sensible [Sensitive Life] (Rivages, 2010)
· Métamorphoses (Payot & Rivages editions, 2020)
Last year we invited Emanuele Coccia to give his thoughts around Vincent van Gogh’s painting of The Sower (1888) exhibited at the Fondation, both through a conference and the publication of his work Le Semeur. De la nature contemporaine [The Sower. Contemporary nature] (Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles, 2019)