LIFE / CULTURE
New exhibition tackles climate action through art
Published: Sep 22, 2022 03:39 PM
The exhibition Photo: Courtesy of WWF

The exhibition Photo: Courtesy of WWF

The exhibition Photo: Courtesy of WWF

The exhibition Photo: Courtesy of WWF

A total of 15 artists are bringing their understanding and thoughts on the relationship between human beings and nature at an ongoing exhibition at the Inter Art Center & Gallery. The China Climate Action Week Thematic Exhibition hosted by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is hosting artists like Carla Cha, Mark Dorf and Qiu Yu, who are presenting their creative works for art and nature lovers in Beijing. 

As an independent curator focusing on climate change and ecological crises, Wang Naiyi said he hopes these artists from all over the world can rethink their interdependence with nature in a multi-faceted way, examine the urgent climate crisis and discuss art, while also practicing how to effectively engage and promote climate action.

Their creations include installations Beyond Earth by Carla Chan, The Plant Intelligence Plan by Zhang Tianyi and Vibrating Time by Qiu Yu. Creating fun through interaction, When Breath Speaks by Su Yongjian and Ba Ruiyun easily captures visitors' attention. The bodies of participants are connected by a white cloth, fitted around the neck so that participants can only see each other's heads. Atop this white plane are bubble helmets floating in space. When carbon dioxide sensors detect people's breaths in the bubbles, the tentacle devices will swing. As these tentacles draw near each other, they produce a bird-like twittering sound. 

The exhibition is set to run until Sunday.