Decade Zero: Art in Climate Action

How can artists respond to impending disaster? In what ways can art inspire significant action?

at Greenwich West Gallery

“we have reached what some activists have started calling ‘decade zero’ of the climate crisis: we either change now or we lose our chance.”—Naomi Klein

How can artists respond to impending disaster? In what ways can art inspire significant action? How can artists help to translate dense scientific pedagogy into an idea that burns in people's minds and hearts long afterwards? Art may seem like a blunt instrument in the face of existential ruin, and yet, from the Vietnam War to the AIDS epidemic, artists of the recent past have shown that they can lead the way towards this imperative challenge.

Decade Zero attempts to navigate these issues in the exhibition of artworks, that ranges from digital collage to ephemeral installation. Climate change, ocean acidification, and environmental pollution will be explored to reveal the insidious ties to capitalism, unjust consequences on underprivileged regions, and governmental policy.


_______OPENING NIGHT_______

The opening night will see live performances. You will be dazzled with music, enlightened with speech, and contemplate over poetry. There will be homemade food (vege & vegan friendly) and booze, first come first serve!

12 October // 5pm – 9pm

Opening Program (please check FB event for updates):

Brandon Ra Pestano: poetry reading

Lyle Zimmerman: talk on ocean deoxygenation

Luc Wilkinson: sound- visual piece underpinning the injustices of climate change

Chris Wilson: live music performance

Caleb Adebayo: poetry reading in form of video

Sophie Marsh: video projection

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Opening Times
Preview: Thursday 12 October, 5-9pm

13 - 18 October 2017
Monday to Saturday, 10am-6pm

Where
Greenwich West Gallery
Greenwich West Gallery, 141 Greenwich High Road,
London
SE10 8JA