Saturday, March 29, 2008
Of Course It's Melting!
As tomorrow is the last day for the show, and it's in Boston, odds are I'm not going to be able to experience this exhibit in person. But there may be folks out there close enough to get in to the Boston Center for the Arts today or tomorrow and catch what sounds like a very in your face immediate view of global warming through art. The exhibit is Greed, Guild and Grappling: Six Artists Respond to Global Warming, and it ain't oil paintings hanging on the wall.
The igloo melting on the cobblestones is one of the interactive works displayed in the show. You can see many of the pieces online in the Gallery section of the site. I just learned about the exhibit this past week in a Living on Earth segment called The Art of Global Warming. Mitra Taj interviews a couple of the artists, but best of all, she talks to a group of teenagers from nearby Trinity Church visiting the exhibit, experiencing the art, and most of all giving their reactions and thoughts on the future. Boston Center for the Arts is a place we often visited when we lived just outside the city, and I'm very glad to see it's still blowing people's minds with contemporary art that moves the brain cells into action. Exhibits like this in more cities might well, as Mitra Taj says ending her audio post, really "take the yawn out of global warming."
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No subject for immortal verse
That we who lived by honest dreams
Defend the bad against the worse."
-- Cecil Day-Lewis from Where Are The War Poets?
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