Indicators: Artists on Climate Change



Storm King Art Center


May 19th – November 11th, 2018


Indicators: Artists on Climate Change will present work in a variety of media by over a dozen artists, including works newly created for the exhibition at Storm King. Illuminating the threats of a changing climate on a biological, personal, cultural, microcosmic, and macrocosmic scale, these artists will reveal how the acts of making and viewing art differ in both approach and effect from research, advocacy, and reportage.

Works in the exhibition will explore the impacts of a changing climate in ways that incorporate scientific, cultural, and aesthetic perspectives. Through a wide variety of works and artistic media, the exhibition will demonstrate how art can command attention for difficult subjects and spur creative thought, solutions, and ideas in ways that elude other means of communication and understanding.

John P. Stern, President of Storm King, says, “From its founding, Storm King has prioritized environmental projects, including land conservation and reclamation of industrial sites. This exhibition will pay tribute to that history and vision through both site-sensitive and site-specific works that highlight Storm King’s relationship to the land while speaking to larger issues that affect regional, national, and global ecological health.”

The organizers of the exhibition are Nora Lawrence, Curator; David Collens, Director and Chief Curator; and Sarah Diver, Curatorial Assistant, who have been working with artists to develop their ideas and proposed projects for the exhibition. While the full roster will not be complete until next spring, the list of artists currently committed to the project include David Brooks, Dear Climate (Una Chaudhuri, Marina Zurkow, Fritz Ertl and Oliver Kellhammer), Ellie Ga, Justin Brice Guariglia, Jenny Kendler, Maya Lin, Mary Mattingly, Steve Rowell, and Tavares Strachan.


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