Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Art for Social Change

A product. A statement. A crisis.

A portable inflatable shelter
attached to a building heating vent.

Product name: The Para SITE

Read more about this work and others featured at the current Museum London exhibit "Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art" in columnist Ian Gillespie's article, London Free Press, January 19

This exhibit at The Ivey Galleries, Museum London
Opening January 25 running until March 16, 2008.

"Organized by curator Stephanie Smith, " Beyond Green Toward a Sustainable Art" explores the ways that sustainable design philosophy resonates with the work of an emerging generation of international artists....Ranging from the highly practical to entirely rhetorical, these projects make use of the discursive power of art, embedding environmental concerns within larger ethical and aesthetic explorations and building paths to new forms of practice that go beyond green." Museum London Quarterly see: http://www.londonmuseum.on.ca/pdfs/jan3.pdf

"I think this is a great vehicle for demonstrating how artists are really starting to work differently," says Melanie Townsend, head of exhibitions and collections at Museum London. "There's a lot of collaborative work, where artists are working with scientists and researchers and agricultural workers. And there's a lot of activist elements at work."quote from article London Free Press