Art in the Anthropocene
Young Artists’ Expression in the Age of Human Interference
Climate justice, the theme of this exhibition, is about the effects of humans on the environment and the people who are mobilized to act against these effects, which will take a toll on people all over the world in varying ways, especially those most vulnerable. In this exhibition, we explore climate justice through the perspectives of young artists who are using their talents to express their concerns over the most prevalent issue of their time, manifesting the meaning of this phrase in many ways.
As curators, we thought about how the themes within the artworks taught us new things about the climate crisis and personally resonated with us as teens sharing similar experiences. While the themes in each artists’ works are unique and representative of their own perspectives, we were able to categorize them into three main groups: “Effects on People”, “Effects on Nature (Animals and Plants),” and “A Call to Action”.
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