Art & Climate Change
Our first major touring exhibition created in partnership with the Natural History Museum – a unique insight into the experiences of artists who have voyaged to the High Arctic with Cape Farewell.
London, Liverpool, Hamburg, Madrid, Tokyo, USA
2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2010
Ackroyd & Harvey, Kathy Barber, David Buckland, Peter Clegg, Siobhan Davies, Gautier Deblonde, Max Eastley, Nick Edwards, Antony Gormley, Alex Hartley, David Hinton, Gary Hume, Ian McEwan, Michèle Noach, Rachel Whiteread
Cape Farewell’s Art & Climate Change, created in partnership with the Natural History Museum in 2006, presented contemporary art, designed to deepen our understanding of climate change. Originally shown in the Natural History Museum’s Jerwood Gallery, the exhibition offered a unique insight into the experiences of artists and writers who have traveled to the High Arctic with Cape Farewell. The exhibition was shown as part of the Liverpool Biennial 2006, in Hamburg 2007, 2008 in Madrid and Tokyo and finally in 2010 at Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan. The Barbican Touring Ltd managed the exhibition’s international tour, bringing Art & Climate Change to a worldwide audience. The tour launched in February 2008 at the Fundacion Canal in Madrid, and with interest from a whole host of international venues toured the world for more than three years.
“We are shaped by our history and biology and to frame our plans within the short term, within the scale of a single lifetime. Now we are asked to address the well-being of unborn individuals we will never meet and who, contrary to the usual terms of human interaction, will not be returning the favour.”Ian McEwan 2005