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Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theater of Disappearance image courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto 03

Installation view of Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theater of Disappearance, October 22, 2017–May 13, 2018 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, image courtesy of the artist, kurimanzutto, Mexico City and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York / Paris / London, photo by Studio Michel Zabé

Jon Christensen on the Anthropocene


​Adrián Villar Rojas’s The Theater of Disappearance offers an opportunity to reflect on the unstable era we inhabit and our role as a planetary geological force. Environmental historian and science writer Jon Christensen is a cofounder of the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies in the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, where he investigates how to tell stories, create art, and make sense of a world in which human agency is at once vast and ineffectual.