As we speak, there are still people who question whether climate change and global warming are real. It is true that the changes occurring in the environment are often very gradual and not always spectacular, there are still unquestionable signs. The destruction of coral reefs is one of those...
Rendering the significance of climate change perceptible is difficult because some of the processes are not really spectacular. But in the case of coral reefs, the change is clear: as the water warms, the coral reefs are bleached, and, unless the temperature stabilises, they finally disintegrate.
Mattison’s ceramic installation weighing several hundred kilos represents the process by mixing white corals among the highly detailed pieces painted in vibrant colours.
Sidney-based artist Maria Antuanelle uses a special technique to produce breathtakingly beautiful paintings of ocean shores untouched by human hand.
The public art programme of the PangeaSeed Foundation aims to focus attention on the importance of preserving the oceans. Since its launch in 2014, more than two hundred and fifty artists have joined the initiative: their murals proclaim the beauty and the vulnerability of the seas in fifteen countries, on some 350 walls.
In the 1950s, the vivid colours, loud lettering and wry humour of pop art held a mirror up for the nascent consumer culture. The American painter Karen Hackenberg follows in the footsteps of Andy Warhol as she tries to rouse the plastic-addicted consumers of the 21st century.
The over fifteen-year-old street art formation 1UP Crew have left the streets of Berlin for the bottom of the ocean in Indonesia to bring awareness to one of the greatest problems of the oceans, the destruction of coral reefs by pollution and warming.
Alisa Singer is one of the growing number of artists who wish to use their creative toolkit to make the alarming reality behind the dry numbers of climate statistics more tangible, comprehensible.
The Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi performed his composition in an extraordinary location: on a floating platform in the middle of the ocean near the Wahlenbergbreen Glacier in Norway, to raise awareness of the dangers threatening the Arctic. The message of the Elegy, born from anxiety for the disappearing ice caps, is more relevant than ever.
In his series of photos entitled Counting the Costs, South African photographer Dillon Marsh wishes to raise awareness of the dramatic processes at work in nature while humans continue with their accustomed everyday lives.
Musicians from Norway have called the world’s attention to the dangers of climate change using an especially cool venue and elegance.
Ernő Dohnányi, who has been discovered in recent decades, primarily considered himself to be a composer, although he also worked as a concert pianist, conductor and teacher. This is not surprising: he had been writing music since the age of 7, and even at 83, he wrote experimental pieces.
Rick Rosenthal’s nature documentary Whale Wisdom has won the grand prize at the 5th International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő, held between 24 and 26 May. More than a hundred nature documentaries were presented to the public at the event.