press release

The exhibition Melting Ice. Envisioning Change, put together by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Natural World Museum, opens at the Centre for Fine Arts in the autumn. Melting Ice draws attention to the effects of climate change and to the fragile state of our polar ecosystems in particular, by bringing together 40 international artists and inviting them to respond to the theme of global warming. How exactly is the climate changing? What are the political implications? And how can sustainable development contribute to peace? The artists endeavour to provide insight into these tricky questions through their work. No, art cannot save the world. But it can hold up a mirror…

The exhibition is a unique opportunity to peacefully unite people in thought and deed through the universal language of art. Melting Ice sets out to increase awareness of global warming and climate change and to inspire a positive change of attitude and stimulate effective action among individuals, communities and world leaders.

Artists from Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Serbia, the USA, Spain, England and Wales, Peru, Croatia, New Zealand, Japan, Argentina, etc. are taking part in Melting Ice. They include Fred Ivar Utsi Klemetsen, Jonas Liverod, Laura Horelli, Lucy Orta, Mona Hatoum, Subhankar Banerjee, David Nash, Dalibor Martinis, David Buckland, Yoshiaki Kaihatsu, David Trubridge, Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, Gary Hume, David and Hi-Jin Hodge.

Melting Ice opened at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo on June 5th to coincide with the annual UN World Environment Day. The exhibition can be seen there until August 2007. The Centre for Fine Arts will host Melting Ice from October 2007 to January 2008, after which the exhibition will travel on to Chicago in the USA.

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Melting Ice
Envisioning Change

mit Subhankar Banerjeree, David Buckland, Mona Hatoum, David & Hi-jin Hodge, Laura Horelli, Gary Hume, Yoshiaki Kaihatsu, Fred Ivar Utsi Klemetsen, Angela Lergo, Jonas Liverod, Dalibor Martinis, Helen Mayer Harrison & Newton Harrison, David Nash, Lucy Orta, David Trubridge ...