Corey Arnold, Esmarkbreen II, 2013
MELTDOWN – Visualizing the Climate Crisis by Project Pressure emphasises the importance of glaciers in a scientific, illustrative and dramatic way. The upcoming show at The Horniman Museum and Gardens features work from every continent, leading the viewer on a journey in three chapters – The Importance of Glaciers, Current Issues and Meltdown Consequences.
Since 2008 the climate crisis charity Project Pressure has been commissioning world-renowned artists to conduct expeditions to document changes to the world’s vanishing glaciers, the consequences for billions of people, and efforts made to limit melting.
The works featured from these expeditions range in scale from the planetary level to microscopic biological impact, with artistic interpretations giving unique insights into the world’s cryosphere, its fragile ecosystem and our changing global climate.
Nov 28 2019 – Jan 12 2020
Mon – Sun, 10.00 am – 5.30 pm (closed Dec 24-26)
Featured artists are: Corey Arnold (US), Michael Benson (US), Broomberg & Chanarin (RSA/UK), Edward Burtynsky (CA), Scott Conarroe (CA), Peter Funch (DK), Noémie Goudal (FR), Adam Hinton (UK), Richard Mosse (IRE), Simon Norfolk (NG), Christopher Parsons (UK), Toby Smith (UK) and Klaus Thymann (DK).