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Dear Earth, an exhibition promoting climate consciousness through art

Wandering across London this summer? Don't miss this exhibition!
The Hayward Gallery in the Southbank Centre in London presents an inspiring and timely exhibition, "Dear Earth: Art and Hope in a Time of Crisis," which shows various ways international contemporary artists are reshaping our responses to the climate crisis. The exhibition seeks to foster a renewed sense of connection with the natural world, urging viewers to contemplate the evolving role of art in today's climate discourse and activism.
At the heart of the exhibition lies Nigerian artist Otobong Nkanga's poignant reminder that "caring is a form of resistance." "Dear Earth" revolves around themes of resilience, care, and tending, encouraging collective exploration of how to care for our planet is interwoven into political, spiritual, and environmental actions. The artwork spans diverse perspectives, including those of animals, plants, rivers, oceans, and marginalised communities across the globe.

This exhibition features the works of 15 international artists, with a strong emphasis on foregrounding feminist and diverse perspectives on humanity's relationship with the Earth. It includes numerous new commissions from esteemed artists and community groups, including Hito Steyerl, Cornelia Parker, Daiara Tukano, Richard Mosse, Jenny Kendler, Grounded Ecotherapy, and Ackroyd & Harvey.
"Dear Earth: Art and Hope in a Time of Crisis" is more than just an exhibition; it's a call to action and a testament to the transformative power of art in shaping the discourse on climate change. It unites three generations of artists, offering poignant reflections on and reimaginations of our relationship with the pressing environmental issues of our time. The artwork is a source of inspiration, hope, and resilience, aiming not to evoke despair but to empower audiences to engage with the overwhelming subject in ways that inspire active and imaginative responses.
This exhibition is also a part of Planet Summer, the Southbank Centre's wider summer season of events centered around the climate emergency. The Southbank Centre has a goal of becoming a Net Zero carbon site by 2035.

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  • Harrison wambui

    46 w

    We should advocate about the climate

    • Edwin wangombe

      46 w

      This is an important way to communicate about climate change


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