Author: Guy Abrahams

Major Announcement: EXIT headlines ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017

CLIMARTE is pleased to announce the return of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017, a festival of provocative climate change related arts and ideas.  Following on from the successful 2015 inaugural event, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 will take place across Melbourne and regional Victoria from 19 April until 14 May. Through its curated exhibitions and events, including the highly anticipated 360° video installation EXIT by Diller Scofidio + Renfro at the Ian Potter Museum of Art at Melbourne University, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 provides a platform for the discussion of the challenges, opportunities, impacts, and solutions associated with climate change. A broad network of people and organisations – including local and international artists, scientists, policy...

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Art provokes and inspires at climate conference

Paris during the climate conference was a city consumed by mixed emotions. Grief over the terror attacks was accompanied by a formidable Gallic resolution to carry on with the life Parisians know and love – cafes were full, the metro and markets were crowded, and festive season decorations brightened streets and shops. One could not move without being aware of the momentous negotiations taking place at the massive but temporary conference centre at Le Bourget, and the numerous associated events throughout the city. Posters, pictures, signs and graffiti were everywhere: in the metro stations, on billboards, advertising hoardings, and...

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Mark the date – The fossil fuel era is over.

The Paris Climate Conference is nearly over. The final text has been delivered. We now wait on the approval of 195 countries poring over the details in the conference halls at Le Bourget. Reaction from non government organisations has, in the main, been positive. 350.0rg’s Bill McKibben said “This marks the end of the era of fossil fuels. There is no way to meet the targets laid out in this agreement without keeping coal, oil and gas in the ground.”Australian Conservation Foundation CEO Kelly O’Shanassy stated “For the first time in history, humanity has agreed to limit pollution and...

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Paris is Culture: Culture is Climate

Creative contributions and provocations at the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris are spread far and wide throughout this most cultured of cities. Organised festivals and exhibitions such as ArtCOP21 and Artists 4 Paris include exhibitions, performances, forums and workshops. Australian Artists invited to take part include Debbie Symons (ArtCOP21) and Janet Laurence (Artists 4 Paris). Symons’ video work was launched on Sunday evening 6 December at Prodromus Gallery. Counting One to Four: Nature morte synthesises the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s findings that predict mass species extinctions as global average temperatures increase by one to four degrees above...

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