Artists in Conversation about Climate Change
In conjunction with the exhibition Facing West Shadows: The Endless End at the ICA, Artists in Conversation about Climate Change brought together a panel of artists, organizers, and activists from various backgrounds to discuss the current Anthropocene epoch during which human intervention has been the dominant influence on our climate and the environment.
We must ask ourselves: How do we face the present and all of the challenges of climate change? Every culture has shared a vision for past and future apocalypses, but the impact of climate change and the potential of the sixth extinction feels like far more than a spiritual or existential crisis. We need practical solutions, ways that we can inspire change and provide solace, especially as we move through the collective trauma of fire seasons and summers well above a hundred degrees. Delve further into these topics and their representation through the arts. Be a part of what we do together!
ICA Executive Director James G. Leventhal is joined in conversation by Facing West Shadows artists Lydia Greer, Caryl Kientz, and Yawen Chien. Panelists also include Jodi Roberts of Art + Climate Action; Dilshanie Perera at The Climate Museum; and artist Ellen Sebastian Chang.