Friday, January 21, 2011

The artist's response to environmental disaster

Carole Fisher's exhibition in the MCAD Gallery
The Library is currently featuring a display of materials about environmental issues and some of the artistic responses they have generated.  Specific to the subject of Carole Fisher's work in the gallery are the best selling books, The Spill: Personal Stories from the Exxon Valdez Disaster and Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.  

Documentation of the toll of human made disaster and climate change can be seen in Robert Polidori's photographs: Zones of Exclusion: Pripyat & Chernobyl and in the book Vanishing Landscapes, the latter which captures the effect of climate change on the landscape in the work of  Burtynsky, Struth, Sugimoto and others.  Also included are the DVDs An Inconvenient Truth and Koyannisqatsi: Life Out of Balance.  Rounding out the display you'll find items on what artists and designers are doing to raise awareness and promote sustainability through good design.


No comments:

Post a Comment