Action against climate change is at the center of the Human / Nature art exhibition
In the middle of the Weinberg / Newton Gallery in Chicago is a large, lush sculpture made of moss, orchids and plastic. Monument, created by Regan Rosburg is believed to symbolize regeneration and beauty.
It is one of the many works in the Human / Nature exhibition that captures the urgency needed to act on climate change and imagines a dystopian world where no action has been taken.
The three-month exhibition opens on January 14 and represents a unique partnership between the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and the Weinberg / Newton Gallery. Human / Nature is organized by Cyndi Conn, member of the Board of Directors of the Bulletin.
“In works as beautiful as they are powerful, this show addresses the issues of drought, pollution, natural disasters, environmental racism and extinctions that are occurring across the world,” Conn said. “Beyond simply emphasizing the urgency of its moment, however, this show offers hope, describes tangible solutions, and encourages audiences to understand that by acting now, we can create a sustainable and resilient future. It is not too late.”
Human / Nature includes AI-generated paintings, textiles, and videos from international artists such as Matthew Ritchie, Laura Ball, Stas Bartnikas, Donovan Quintero, Obvious, and Karen Reimer. The exhibition also includes video interviews with climatologists and experts who offer concrete ideas on how to contribute to a sustainable future.
“By working with leading contemporary artists, designers and creative communicators, the Bulletin seeks to broaden the conversation, generating innovative ways to frame critical issues around peace and security,” said Rachel Bronson , President and CEO of the Bulletin. “In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Doomsday Clock and our commitment to mobilize the public around the climate change emergency, the Bulletin is delighted to partner with the Weinberg / Newton Gallery to Human nature.”
The exhibition marks the latest collaboration under the Bulletin’s science of the arts initiative to showcase works that capture the public’s imagination, spark citizen engagement and encourage creative solutions to the world’s greatest risks. humanity.
Human / Nature takes place January 14 – March 19 at the Weinberg / Newton Gallery at 688 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Learn more about http://www.weinbergnewtongallery.com/exhibitions-31-human-nature/.
About the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
Founded in 1945 by scientists from the Manhattan Project, the Bulletin provides the public, policy makers and scientists with the information needed to reduce man-made threats to human existence. Basically it is a media organization that publishes free articles on its website and publishes premium digital magazine. The Bulletin focuses on three main areas: nuclear risk, climate change and disruptive technologies. Learn more about LeBulletin.org.
About the Weinberg / Newton gallery
Weinberg / Newton Gallery is a non-commercial gallery whose mission is to collaborate with non-profit organizations and artists to educate and engage the public on issues of social justice. Through its artwork and programming, the gallery provides a vital space for an open discourse on the critical contemporary issues facing our communities. By connecting artists with social justice organizations, we work to foster change and cultivate a culture of conscience.
About guest curator Cyndi Conn
Cyndi Conn is Founder and President of LaunchProjects LLC, a creative consulting firm that engages and inspires organizations, influencers and leaders. Conn serves on the Board of Directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and on the Advisory Boards of the Black Mountain Institute, the National Parks Arts Foundation, the N Square Innovators Network and is a member of the International Women’s Forum. She was previously the Executive Director of Creative Santa Fe, a nonprofit organization dedicated to harnessing the collaboration and power of the arts to reframe critical issues and foster positive change. Prior to that, she was Director of Visual Arts and Curator at the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe. She holds an MA in Curatorial Studies and Arts Administration from Skidmore College, a BA in Latin American Studies from the Tulane University and studied at Universidad Ibero Americana in Mexico City.