Indicators: Artists on Climate Change
For their 2018 exhibition, Storm King Art Center will present Indicators: Artists on Climate Change, an exhibition featuring artworks which explore the impacts of the changing climate in ways that incorporate scientific, cultural, and aesthetic perspectives. Artists will reveal how the acts of making and viewing art differ in both approach and effect from research, advocacy, or reportage on this multifaceted subject. Both indoor and outdoor installations—including pieces newly created for the exhibition at Storm King—will illuminate the threats of a changing climate to our biological world and to humanity. Indicators provides artists with a platform from which to reflect on the topic of climate change by creating works that can command attention for difficult subjects and catalyze creativity, ideas, and solutions.
The organizers of the exhibition are Nora Lawrence, Senior Curator; David Collens, Director and Chief Curator; and Sarah Diver, Curatorial Assistant, who collaborated closely with artists to develop their ideas and proposed projects for the exhibition. Participating artists include: David Brooks, Dear Climate, Mark Dion, Ellie Ga, Justin Brice Guariglia, Allison Janae Hamilton, Maya Lin, Mary Mattingly, Alan Michelson, Mike Nelson, Steve Rowell, Gabriela Salazar, Rebecca Smith, Tavares Strachan, Meg Webster & Hara Woltz
For the exhibition, Kendler presents two projects, Underground Library inside the museum—and outdoors, the newly commissioned 40 foot long sculptural work, Birds Watching, which features 100 eyes of bird species threatened by climate change.
See more on the Indicators website.
Selected Press for Indicators, Birds Watching & Underground Library
Selected Press for Indicators and Birds Watching
• "Birds Watching" featured in the New Yorker
• Art in America's review of "Indicators"
• Hyperallergic's coverage of "Indicators"
• Audubon interviews the artist about "Birds Watching" for their front-page story
• Nuanced look at "Indicators" by a Huffington Post climate journalist
• Curbed NY visits "Indicators," taking note of "Underground Library"
• "Birds Watching" & "Indicators" on NPR's WNYC
• "Indicators" announced in the New York Times