An ice stupa in the Ladakh region of India. This artificial glacier is created using only a pipe and water pressure and can help farmers fight the effects of climate change in the region.
Research from ‘The expanded studio’ in ‘In real life‘ @MuseoGuggenheim
We’re excited to announce that Olafur’s new permanent public artwork ‘Our glacial perspectives’, 2020, is being unveiled today on Mount Grawand by the Hochjochferner glacier in South Tyrol. https://t.co/AA2MeHnyfn
Who can we trust with our collective future? Tomorrow Olafur will be in conversation with John Akomfrah about culture and climate in a live stream via the Hirshhorn museum: 14:00–15:00 Washington DC time / 20:00–21:00 Berlin time
’... What is public space, what is public, what is the common? How do we create a safe space that can host diverse views, desires, and dreams?’ – Olafur speaking about monuments on the occasion of his new public artwork ‘Gesellschaftsspiegel’, at the Hamburg Alter Wall
‘Who are we today? What do we value today, as opposed to 200 years ago? We should give thought to not only what to do with the statues we take down … Public monuments have a higher charge now.‘ – Hank Willis Thomas
Monuments by @HankWThomas
We’re happy to announce that Olafur’s new double-kaleidoscope work ‘Gesellschaftsspiegel’ (‘Society mirror’) is being inaugurated today at its permanent public home at the Hamburg Alter Wall in Hamburg, Germany. https://t.co/DRiSVu7lMX
‘Throughout history, it’s been young people and creatives and intellectuals and philosophers and – just the visionaries – who understood the power in uniting, and who contributed to the greatest progress.’ – @BlackThought, Wide Awakes 2020
‘Capes on, eyes open!’ Join the largest collaboration of cultural leaders in US history with nationwide civic actions before and after the 2020 election. This Saturday, 3 October, in NYC, the @WideAwakes2020 are organising the Wide Awakes Grand Procession.
Though the climate crisis affects us all, its effects are unequally distributed. Are we really listening to those most affected? Olafur shares his thoughts in part 3 of the latest episode of Art and Technology. @earthspeakr
In part 2 of the Art and Technology episode, Olafur talks about his app @EarthSpeakr, ’a kind of camera that allows a child to become an artist. And what are they making? They’re making tomorrow ... My promise in return is that somebody listens to them.’
‘Collective sea flares’, 2020, coloured glass (cyan, pink, blue, blue fade, orange, yellow), silver, and driftwood (photo: Jens Ziehe). Now on view as part of Olafur’s solo exhibition ‘Near future living light’ at neugerriemschneider in Berlin.
Olafur speaks about his practice, along with artist Marina Zurkow @zurkow, in the latest episode of Art and Technology, hosted by Lucia Pietroiusti, Curator of General Ecology @SerpentineUK in London. This is part 1 of 3.
While the content of our daily lives is becoming more virtual and Internet-driven, servers are far from carbon-free. When it comes being conscious of our emissions, where do we start? We’re working with @JuliesBicycle to keep track of @EarthSpeakr’s footprint. https://t.co/eaa8ohShuc
‘Where to land after the pandemic?’ is a platform initiated by Bruno Latour to share lessons of the pandemic, ‘before the return to “normal” erases from our memory the total strangeness of the situation’.
To fill out the project’s questionnaire, go to: critical-zones.zkm.de/#!/detail:ques…