We are thrilled to announce the first in-house pop-up exhibition in our newly refurbished Front of House Gallery area. ‘You Will End by Destroying the Earth’ is curated by Elizabeth Fleur Willis
and features some of the latest work by artists Adam Popli
, Elena Cremona
and artistic duo Simon and Simon.
The exhibition follows lens-based media that brings the battle against Climate Change into focus and opens in line with the UN Summit on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris this month.
Through art, this exhibition featuring C Types prints
produced by Metro aims to support and raise awareness about the incredibly important negotiations going on at this time, with the hope to awaken society’s complacent consciousness, to inspire and use the power of community to drive social change.
'I Stand for Change!' - Adam Popli is a London based artist who works with a variety of mediums to produce digital installations, live performance and powerful documentaries. Climate change is at the forefront of issues worldwide and each continent is individually attempting to change their society into one which can sustain future generations. This is the key inspiration of the piece, challenging people environmentally as well as being politically daring.
'Iceland' - Elena Cremona is an environmental landscape photographer who uses the power of photography to highlight the increasing problematic social and environmental issues such as the destruction of nature and its irreplaceable landscapes. Iceland is one of the fastest-warming places on the planet. The glaciers that cover more than 10% of the island are losing an average of 11 billion tons of ice a year. Elena has witnessed the extreme melting rate at first hand as the sound of ice cracking was a constant background noise while shooting. Through photographic documentation, she hopes to reveal the immense beauty that is Iceland, so unique and otherworldly, to raise awareness for this diminishing and ever-changing country.
'Limbscapes' - Simon and Simon are an artistic duo from London and Munich whose work takes on a social, political commentary. Limbscapes is a work that focuses on human relation to nature. The series shows the physical and emotional connection we have to the landscape. They say, “We are at a place now where we have lost so much respect for the earth that it is like having lost a limb. The phantom limb that was there once, that now we only recognise when it becomes an inconvenience to our day to day life”