Moving Towards a Balanced Earth: Kick the carbon habit
The Te Papa Museum
5 Jun – 16 Nov 2008
In honour of the annual United Nations World Environment Day celebrations on 5 June, the global, mobile Natural World Museum and Te Papa presented Moving Towards a Balanced Earth: Kick the carbon habit in partnership with the United Nations Environmental Programme, the Ministry for the Environment, and the New Zealand Government.
Artists were asked to find new ways to articulate the Earth in balance, and explore new visions and choices for a sustainable world. The exhibition featured an evocative mix of painting, sculpture, photography, multimedia, and installation.
Art works included:
a startling video projection of environmental devastation by Susan Norrie of Australia
dream-like desert imagery by Bill Viola of the United States
an assemblage by Mounir Fatmi of Morocco
lithographs by Bill Culbert and Ralph Hotere
an ‘existential slapstick’ video trilogy by Lars Siltberg of Sweden
digital prints by Russian artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov.