If you’re in New York this Thursday, stop by the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC) at Parsons The New School for Design for the opening reception for U-n-f-o-l-d: A Cultural Response to Climate Change, curated by David Buckland and Chris Wainwright for Cape Farewell in collaboration with the University of the Arts London.
David is curating our fall 2012 show, Carbon, which focuses on environmental artists and issues. He is the founder of an incredible London-based organization Cape Farewell, an artistic project that he started in 2001, which embeds artists in a series of scientific expeditions to the world’s tipping points.
U-n-f-o-l-d, which runs from September 30 to December 15, presents work by 25 artists, musicians, writers and other creative practitioners who participated in two Cape Farewell expeditions to the High Arctic region in 2007 and 2008, and to the Andes in 2009, where they witnessed firsthand the effects of climate change. Working across multiple media, the artists explore the physical, emotional, and political dimensions of a complex and changing world stressed by human activity. Featured in the exhibition are artists Ackroyd & Harvey, Amy Balkin, David Buckland, Adriane Colburn, Sam Collins, Nick Edwards, Francesca Galeazzi, Nathan Gallagher, Marjie de Haas, Brenndan McGuire, Daro Montag, Michèle Noach, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Sunand Prasad, Tracey Rowledge, Shiro Takatani, Clare Twomey and Chris Wainwright; musicians Leslie Feist, Robyn Hitchcock + KT Tunstall; novelist Ian McEwan; and poet Lemn Sissay.
And if you’re in Marfa this Thursday, CineMarfa presents An Evening With Richard Hell (he of punk rock bands Television and Richard Hell and the Voidoids). He’ll be screening a 20-minute film he wrote, directed, and acted in, called MEET THERESA STERN, as well as reading a few pages from across his career. Afterwards there will be a short Q & A. The event starts at 7pm at the Crowley Theater in Marfa.