For COP28, the noted climate-engaged Swiss-French artist is presenting an important show in collaboration with Art of Change 21, a non-proﬁt organisation on art and environment which has curated exhibitions and events at each COP since 2015; and Alserkal Initiatives, the locally based cultural enterprise.
For the calendar year to date, January to October 2023, the global mean temperature for 2023 reached the highest on record, 1.43°C above the 1850-1900 pre-industrial average. Polar regions, which are key in stabilising climate and sea levels, are especially affected.
For COP28, Charrière’s exhibition transports the viewer into a frozen world, where towering glaciers emerge from a polar darkness and the visitor soars over bright Arctic vistas. It features Towards No Earthly Pole (2019) and Pure Waste (2021), two films which showcase our limited sense of the cryosphere; together they address the atmospheric repercussions of our large-scale extraction of natural resources, questioning if we comprehend what is being lost as global warming accelerates.
Additionally an educational service will be provided with a docent and a QR code to access information on the poles and the climate, as well as climate actions for visitors.
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