We treat engagement in the debate over climate change and the role of the museum in times of planetary change as a duty of public institutions, not as the latest fad or turn in art. At the same time, an awareness of the catastrophic agency of the human species and the inevitable end of the order of civilization as we know it requires another perspective on human activity—in “deep,” geological time, in the non-human perspective of millions of years. Only then can we perceive the consequences of the changes occurring since the era of the Neolithic Revolution: epidemics, radioactive fallout, new meteorological phenomena, the mass extinction of species, and even shifting of the earth’s axis due to glacier melt.
Agnes Denes, "Wheatfield - A Confrontation (The Harvest)", 1982. Courtesy of the artist and Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.
Johannes de Andrande, "O Peixe" [The Fish], movie still, 16mm film transferred to 2K video, 2016. Courtesy: the artist and Galleria Continua. Photo: Meghan Marchetti.
Ice Stupa in Ladakh, photo: Sonam Wangchuk / Ice Stupa Project, 2015.
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Contacts/Email : Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw invites to the exhibition “Penumbral Age. Art in the Time of Planetary Change”, where we present works and documentation of artistic practices from the last five decades addressing the irreversible processes occurring on ear