Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Art of Climate Change

In a recent e-mail from Creative Concern I saw this image from the anti-consumerist magazine Adbusters. This made me think about the amount of recent art inspired by climate change, and how powerful art can be at getting a message across.

Here in Tyneside we recently hosted "Come Hell or High Water" an installation by Michael Pinsky as part of the Climate Change, Cultural Change programme. Six cars (all innards & oil removed) semi-submerged in the Tyne to symbolise what will happen if we just keep on driving blindly on.

The mother of them all must be the Cape Farewell project featuring contributions from luminaries such as Anthony Gormley, Rachel Whiteread and Gary Hume. The project has made three exhibitions to the arctic in a 100 year old schooner in order to develop artwork on the Climate Change theme.

If anybody else has come across any good examples, please post them in the comments.


At 3:43 PM, Anonymous Vic said...

Correct adbusters link.

Fantastic spoof adverts looks like some interesting journalism too.

At 8:59 PM, Blogger Gareth Kane said...

Thanks Vic, link in main post fixed now. BTW you've omitted the http:// in yours so it don't work either!


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