We at Project Pressure are delighted to see that galleries, museums and art centres have begun to reopen to the public. As such the team is proud to announce that it is moving forward with it’s own upcoming exhibitions.
Glaciér 1-3, 2016. © Noémi Goudal
MELTDOWN has work from every relevant continent on the planet and leads the viewer on a journey in three chapters. The first section The Importance of Glaciers provides an introduction to the subject. We learn how year-on-year comparative images illustrate glacier mass loss and the impact of climate change.
In the second section Current Issues, MELTDOWN looks at various urgent subjects including the fact that more than a billion people depend on water runoff from the Himalayan mountains for irrigation, hydropower and drinking water. We also learn how the borders within Europe are being redrawn by glacier recession.
Climate change can no longer be avoided, it is happening already and the world and humanity will have to adapt. In the final section Meltdown Consequences, MELTDOWN looks at the well-known facts, but also surprises viewers by visualizing those consequences of climate change which go well beyond sea level rise
The exhibition is a narrative of the importance of glaciers told in a scientific, illustrative and poetic way and each artist has a unique take on the subject. MELTDOWN shows scale from the planetary level to microscopic biological impact, and considers humanitarian suffering and more. Together the artistic interpretations in MELTDOWN give visitors unique insights into the world’s cryosphere, its fragile ecosystem and our changing global climate.
MELTDOWN has previously been shown at:
The Natural History Museum, Vienna from the 5th of June 2019 – September 1st 2019.
The Horniman Museum and Gardens, London from November 23rd 2019.
The Jakopic Gallery, Ljubljana from the 18th of January 2022 until the 1st of May 2022.
Whirinaki Whare Taonga, New Zeeland, 26th of Feb until May 8th 2022.
The Nelson Provincial Museum, New Zealand, June 3rd to October 2nd 2022.
Get in touch with our exhibition representative Jernej Gregoric.