Art and Climate Change
Join us for the launch of Art and Climate Change with authors Maja and Reuben Fowkes and artists Kitti Gosztola, Tamás Kaszás, Szabolcs KissPál, Kristóf Kelemen and Bence György Pálinkás taking place on 24 March (Friday) from 6pm at Trafóclub.
The book launch and the discussion will be held in English. Free entrance, all are welcome!
Published in Thames & Hudson’s World of Art series, Art and Climate Change presents an overview of ecologically conscious contemporary art that addresses the climate emergency, as artists across the world call for an active, collective engagement with the planet and illuminate the structures that threaten humanity’s survival. Across five chapters, curators Maja and Reuben Fowkes examine artworks that respond to the Anthropocene and its detrimental impact on our world, from scenes of nature decimated by ongoing extinction events and landscapes turned to waste by extraction, to art from marginalized communities most affected by the injustice of climate change. Exploring the meeting point of decolonial reparation and ecological restoration, artists are drawing on activist praxes, ecological theories, scientific insights and indigenous worldviews to engage with the climate crisis. In their presentation at Trafó Gallery, the authors will introduce their planetary approach to art and climate change, followed by artistic interventions and discussion.
Copies of the book will available to purchase from MúzeumShop onsite during the event.
Maja and Reuben Fowkes are founders of the Translocal Institute for Contemporary Art and directors of the Postsocialist Art Centre (PACT) at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London. Their publications include Art and Climate Change (Thames & Hudson, 2022), Central and Eastern European Art Since 1950 (Thames & Hudson, 2020) and Ilona Németh: Eastern Sugar (Sternberg Press, 2021). Recent curatorial projects include the exhibitions Colliding Epistemes at Bozar Brussels (2022) and Potential Agrarianisms at Kunsthalle Bratislava (2021). Their research project on the Socialist Anthropocene in the Visual Arts (2022-27) is supported by a European Research Council / UK Research and Innovation grant.