March 16–April 23: U-n-f-o-l-d. A Cultural Response to Climate Change

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Date: September 25, 2017 — April 23, 2011
Categories: Exhibitions & Presentations

March 16–April 23, 2011

Showing concurrently at Columbia College Chicago’s:
Museum of Contemporary Photography 
(600 South Michigan Avenue)
Glass Curtain Gallery 
(1104 South Wabash Avenue)
Chicago, IL

http://www.colum.edu/unfold

In 2001, artist David Buckland created Cape Farewell to instigate a cultural response to climate change. Since then, Cape Farewell has brought together leading artists, writers, scientists, educators, and media for a series of expeditions. Together they have mapped, measured and been inspired by these environments and have brought home stories and artworks that show the effects of a warming planet. Climate change is caused by the way we choose to live in our urban environment and a cultural shift of values could stabilize what is potentially a dangerous situation. Cape Farewell is committed to the notion that artists can engage the public in this issue through creative insight and vision.

U-n-f-o-l-d. A Cultural Response to Climate Change presents the work of twenty-five artists who participated in Cape Farewell expeditions to the Andes and the High Arctic. Each artist witnessed firsthand the dramatic and fragile environmental tipping points of climate change. Their innovative, independent and collective responses explore the physical, emotional and political dimensions of our complex and changing world – one that is stressed by profligate human activity.

Featured Artists: Ackroyd & Harvey, Amy Balkin, David Buckland, Adriane Colburn, Sam Collins, Nick Edwards, Leslie Feist, Francesca Galeazzi, Nathan Gallagher, Marjie de Haas, Robyn Hitchcock + KT Tunstall, Ian McEwan, Brenndan McGuire, Daro Montag, Michèle Noach, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Sunand Prasad, Tracey Rowledge, Lemn Sissay, Shiro Takatani, Clare Twomey and Chris Wainwright.

Burning Ice
A film by Peter Gilbert, followed by Q&A with David Buckland and Chris Wainwright
Monday, March 14, 2011 
6:30pm
Film Row Cinema
1104 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL

The Artist as Catalyst
An Introduction to Cape Farewell, followed by a panel discussion featuring:
David Buckland, Carla Delfos, Steve Kapelke and Chris Wainwright
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
6:30pm
Conaway Center
1104 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL

Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Museum of Contemporary Photography
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL

Visit http://www.colum.edu/unfold for more information on the exhibition and special events.
*All events are free and open to the public.

CONTACT 
Exhibition information: Andrew Whatley, awhatley@colum.edu
Press inquiries: Steve Kauffman, skauffman@colum.edu

This program is sponsored by Columbia College Chicago’s Department of Exhibition and Performance Spaces and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Cape Farewell, Arts Council/GfA, University of the Arts London, University College Falmouth, RANE, John Moors University, Vienna Angewandte.