For more than a decade, scientists and politicians have been arguing with each other, and amongst themselves, with regard to the speed of climate change and the impact of our lives today on the environment within which the human race exists. Recent debates have centred less on the possibility and more on the certainty and speed with which change will take place. As the debate has developed, so too has our approach to the future….
And so, the Royal Academy of Arts has decided to explore the climate change with this collective exhibition called “Earth” (just before the Copenhagen Conference which starts tomorrow).
Earth includes works by 35 artists, some of them as important as Tracey Emin or Antony Gormley, others much less known or inaccessible. This may result in an unbalanced exhibition, but very suggestive in any case. Like for example the gigantic statue by Marcos Lutyens & Alessandro Mariantoni sitauted outside the hosted building… a monstrosity representing the carbon dioxide molecular structure.
The Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts in collaboration with Cape Farewell and is divided in 5 different areas that talk about destruction, new reality, exploring artists, impact in nature and perceived reality.