MELTDOWN – Visualizing the Climate Crisis by Project Pressure opening on the 18th of January at Galerija Jakopic, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Opening times: Tue – Sun, 10.00 am – 6.00 pm. Guided tours available.
MELTDOWN was originally scheduled to open in late 2021, but severe flooding in Ljubljana and across Europe caused by a record rainfall meant the gallery needed some work. A climate change exhibition suffering from climate crisis flooding – the irony is not lost on us. This sends a topical message about the urgency of the climate crisis, making this exhibition even more current.
MELTDOWN uses art as a positive touch-point for engaging with climate change. Glacier mass loss can be directly attributed to global heating and is therefore a key indicator of human induced climate change. The exhibition is an artistic narrative of the importance of glaciers told in a scientific, illustrative and poetic way and each artist has a unique take on the subject.
The exhibition has previously been shown at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London and the Natural History Museum in Vienna.
Featured artists are: Renate Aller (DE), 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), Erik Schytt Holmlund (SE), Toby Smith (UK) and Klaus Thymann (DK).