John Key needs his head re-screwed on. The financially driven shortsightedness of the national government is unbelievable, and they're destroying the 'clean green' image of New Zealand for one of our biggest industries- tourism. Not that we are clean or green, BUT we have the potential to be, and a large number of international visitors come to New Zealand to experience the nature of the country. Twitch.
So with that in mind, I've been browsing a few pretty cool exhibitions with a climate change/eco driven focus.
Acid Rain by Bright Ugochukwu Eke.
RETHINK — Contemporary Art & Climate Change is "an exhibition of 26 works created by trendsetting Nordic and international contemporary artists working in the intersection between art, culture and climate change."
It's interesting. I really like this quote, which comes from Bruno Latour's A Plea for Earthly Sciences which IMHO should be compulsorary reading for every literate adult on the planet....:
" Everything that earlier was merely given becomes “explicit”. Air, water, land, all of those were present before in the background: now they are explicitated because we slowly come to realize that they might disappear —and we with them."
Pretty much sums it up doesn't it? There are a few more pictures on Greenmuze.
Royal Academy of Arts (UK) at the GSK Contemporary is currently running Earth: Art of a changing world