Exclusive exhibition at LJMU Art and Design Academy


02 March 2012

Professor lands international art and climate change exhibition at ADA.

U-n-f-o-l-d is an exhibition of work of over 20 artists, musicians, writers and other creative practitioners who participated in two Cape Farewell expeditions to the High Arctic region in 2007 and 2008, and to the Andes in 2009, where they witnessed first-hand the effects of climate change. Working across multiple media, including photography, sculpture, mixed media, works on paper, video, and sound, the artists explore the physical, emotional, and political dimensions of a complex and changing world stressed by human activity.

The exhibition is curated by Professor Colin Fallows of the Liverpool School of Art and Design who has collaborated with Cape Farewell on a series of exhibitions since 2004, and negotiated bringing U-n-f-o-l-d to the Art and Design Academy.

The artists featured in the exhibition include Ackroyd & Harvey, Amy Balkin, David Buckland, Adriane Colburn, Sam Collins, Nick Edwards, Francesca Galeazzi, Nathan Gallagher, Mairje de Haas, Brendan McGuire, Daro Montag, Michèle Noach, Lucy and Jorge Orta, Sunand Prasad, Tracy Rowledge, Shiro Takatani, Clare Twomey, Chris Wainwright and musicians Robyn Hitchcock and KT Tunstall and Leslie Feist, novelist Ian McEwan and poet Lemn Sissay.

David Buckland, Cape Farewell founder, said:

"Cape Farewell resists a didactic approach. The personal and emotively charged responses of artists invite audiences to imagine their own relationship to climate change in ways that encourage fascination, curiosity, empathy, and the aspiration for behavioural change."

U-n-f-o-l-d (A Cultural Response to Climate Change) runs from 8 March to 26 April 2012 at LJMU's Art and Design Academy (off Brownlow Hill). Open Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 5.00pm

For further information contact Professor Colin Fallows, email:  c.fallows@ljmu.ac.uk or call: 0151 904 1216

Please visit: capefarewell.com/art/unfold.html or follow on Twitter: #capefarewell



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