Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, and other Isuma projets are now part of a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum as the ROM and Cape Farewell bring together leading artists and scientists to spark a creative response to climate change
ROM Contemporary Culture and the Cape Farewell Foundation present a visionary art exhibition, Carbon 14: Climate is Culture, curated by David Buckland and Claire Sykes. A culmination of a two-year project, the exhibition opens in the Roloff Beny Gallery and Thorsell Spirit House at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on October 19, 2013 – February 2, 2014.
Cape Farewell began the project in November 2011, when artists, including film makers, poets and musicians, met with scientists, economists and other climate change professionals, to spark a creative dialogue on issues related to climate change.
The resulting Carbon 14: Climate is Culture exhibition features 13 art installations, including seven new commissions by Canadian and international artists, from various disciplines, all confronting the facts of climate change and responding in powerful and creative ways.
The exhibition features:
Global Warming, a soapstone and walrus bone carving, by Jaco Ishulutaq;
Our Baffinland a new interactive iPad and photography installation,
Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, the first Inuktitut language film, both by Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro;
Kobe, a film by Félix Lajeunesse, and Paul Raphaël;
Quniqjuk, Qunbug, Quabaa, a series of photographic portraits by Donald Weber;
Deep Time, a new video project by Melanie Gilligan and Tom Ackers;
The Potential Project, a new installation by conceptual artist, Mel Chin;
#crazyweather, a new motion graphics piece by Sharon Switzer;
Beekeeping for All, a new installation by architect Janna Levitt and artist Myfanwy MacLeod;
Climate Change Atlantic, a new collaborative interactive iPad and photography installation by Ian Mauro, Craig Norris and Ben Phillips;
The Silver Bullet, a new sculpture by David Buckland and Tom Rand;
A Draught of the Blue, a new film by artist Minerva Cuevas;
and The Unsolicited Reply, a new interactive light and sound installation by Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak.
The ROM Member preview for Carbon 14: Climate is Culture takes place on October 18, 2013. For more information or to purchase a membership, visit www.rom.on.ca/members or call 416 586 5700. The exhibition takes place as part of the Carbon 14: Climate is Culture Exhibition +Festival, a fourmonth program of satellite events, including music, performing arts, talks and special events.
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