U-N-F-O-L-D: A Cultural Response to Climate Change

Exhibition on view September 30, 2011-December 15, 2011
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 West 13th Street
Conversation with the curators, David Buckland and Chris Wainwright: Friday, September 30, 2011, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

U-n-f-o-l-d is a traveling exhibition created by Cape Farewell, a UK-based organization that offers cultural responses to climate change. The exhibition includes the work of 25 artists who participated in Cape Farewell’s expeditions in 2007 and 2008 to the Arctic and in 2009 to the Andes. Each artist witnessed firsthand the dramatic effects of climate change on the environment. In individual and collective works, the artists explore the physical, emotional, and political dimensions of climate change. Cape Farewell’s work reflects the idea that artists can play a significant role in creating a cultural shift, challenging the public to respond to the challenge of climate change and build a vision for a sustainable future. The SJDC will commission and display additional works to inform students and the public about the roles artists and designers can play in addressing global issues.

For visiting hours and more information, please visit the SJDC online: http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/sheila-c-johnson-design-center/