ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE | 360° video installation ‘EXIT’

CLIMARTE is a Melbourne-based organisation that produces, promotes, and facilitates arts events with an alliance of arts practitioners and organisations that advocate for immediate, effective, creative, and inspired action on climate change.

EXIT, 2008-2015, installation view. Collection Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris © Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Mark Hansen, Laura Kurgan and Ben Rubin, in collaboration with Robert Gerard Pietrusko and Stewart Smith Photograph: © Luc Boegly

CLIMARTE presents ‘ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE’ is a festival of provocative climate change related arts and ideas taking place across Melbourne and regional Victoria from 19 April to 14 May, 2017.

Through its curated exhibitions and events, ‘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 experts, businesses, museums, galleries, universities, and philanthropic and government organisations – will gather for the festival to foster greater understanding of the impacts of climate change and 21st century environmental dilemmas.

EXIT, 2008-2015, installation view. Collection Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris © Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Mark Hansen, Laura Kurgan and Ben Rubin, in collaboration with Robert Gerard Pietrusko and Stewart Smith Photograph: © Luc Boegly

The highly anticipated 360° video installation EXIT at the Ian Potter Museum of Art at Melbourne University opens on Wednesday 19 April and runs until Sunday 16 July, 2017. EXIT holds a dramatic mirror to a contemporary global concern: unprecedented numbers of migrants are leaving their home countries for political, economic, and environmental reasons. Based on an idea of acclaimed French philosopher and urbanist, Paul Virilio, EXIT was created by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a New York-based studio of artists and architects, in collaboration with architect-artist Laura Kurgan, statistician-artist Mark Hansen, and artist-designer Ben Rubin in collaboration with Robert Gerard Pietrusko, Stewart Smith, and a core team of scientists and geographers.  

Additional ‘ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017’ exhibitions:

John Akomfrah: Vertigo Sea
Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne

Acland Street Public Art Commission
Acland Street, St Kilda

Time and Tide
Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

Murray Fredericks: Vanity
ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne

Raymond Arnold: Prospect & Refuge
Australian Galleries, Collingwood

Feedback Loop
Blak Dot Gallery, Brunswick

Raquel Ormella: Southern Economies
Carlton Connect Initiative at LAB 14 Gallery, The University of Melbourne

Brodie Ellis: The Crystal World
Caves, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Anne Noble: No Vertical Song
CCP Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy

Ted Barraclough: Birdman
Chapter House Lane, Melbourne

Flow
Counihan Gallery in Brunswick, Brunswick

Mandy Martin & Alexander Boynes: Luminous Relic
Geelong Gallery, Geelong

Rebecca Mayo: Habitus
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen

Anna Madeleine & Renee Beale: One Last Call
Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, Carlton

Sam Leach: Avian Interplanetary, Jeannie Baker: Circle and Kylie Stillman: The Opposite of Wild
Domain House, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Lauren Berkowitz: The Bottles
Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Southbank

Penelope Davis: Sea-change and Joanne Mott: Mapped
MARS Gallery, Windsor

Wesley Stacey: The wild thing
Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill

Helen Wright: Competing Interests
Niagara Galleries, Richmond

Ocean Imaginaries
RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

Freshwater
Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton

Yhonnie Scarce: Hollowing Earth
TarraWarra Museum of Art, Tarrawarra

 

www.artclimatechange.org