MELTDOWN is a travelling exhibition showcasing unique works from every continent, commissioned by Project Pressure. World leading artists were paired with scientists to conduct expeditions focusing on global glacier ice loss. Unlike weather events, glaciers offer a historical record of climate change, illustrating its impact on the cryosphere. The exhibition spans continents, emphasizing glaciers’ importance through artistic interpretations, encouraging awareness, and urging climate action. Natural History Museum, Vienna. Installation view of “Glaciér 1-3” by Noémi Goudal
Alt+, Switzerland. Installation view of “Esmarkbreen” by Corey Arnold
The science-focused approach homes in on using glaciers to illustrate the global scale of climate change and the projects take you around the on a journey that is illustrative, and poetic way as 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 work from every continent on the planet and leads the viewer on a journey looking at the well-known facts, but also surprises audiences by visualizing those consequences of climate change which go well beyond sea level rise.
MELTDOWN has been shown at numerous prestigious venues around the world, including the Natural History Museum Vienna, Museum of Climate Change Hong Kong and the Nelson Provincial Museum in New Zealand attracting huge audiences with its compelling message.
2023 MELTDOWN at Kühlhaus Berlin, Germany
2022 MELTDOWN at The Nelson Provincial Museum, New Zealand
2022 MELTDOWN at Whirinaki Whare Taonga, New Zealand
2022 MELTDOWN at The Jakopic Gallery, Ljubljana, Ljubljana
2020 MELTDOWN at The Landskrona Fotofestival, Sweden
2019 MELTDOWN at The Horniman Museum and Gardens, London
2019 MELTDOWN at The Natural History Museum, Vienna, Vienna
2019 WARNING SIGNS at Alt +1000 with Musée des beaux-arts, Le Locle
2019 VOICES FOR THE FUTURE at The UN Building, New York
2018 ‘When Records Melt’ at Unseen, Amsterdam 2018 Museum of Climate Change, Hong Kong
Get in touch with our exhibition representative Jernej Gregoric