¡Buen Vivir! Gallery Exhibit – Climate Change, System Change, Personal Change

The new show at the ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art–Climate Change, System Change, Personal Change–runs from Friday, March 4th to Friday April 29th at the ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art, 148 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, New York.

Photo: Luka Tomac [Croatia] Indigenous protestors at UNF climate negotiations in Cancun, Mexico (2010)

Photo: Luka Tomac [Croatia] Indigenous protestors at UN climate negotiations in Cancun, Mexico (2010)

This multi-faceted show, with two separate exhibits (by Critical Information Collective, and Ashley Powell) explores underlying systemic causes of the climate crisis, including its deep connections to racism, classism, environmental destruction – and the need to address them in the struggle for climate justice.

Photo: Bogdan Bousca [Romania]: The gritty reality of the industrial revolution

Climate Change—Realities and Resistance, in its US debut, documents the impacts of and resistance to climate change. It is told through the images of international climate justice photographers from Australia, Croatia, Romania, the UK and the US. This exhibition of over 40 photographs, organized by the Critical Information Collective, was first shown in Paris during the UN climate negotiations last December. While on display it was viewed by more than 2000 people.

Artwork: 2016 Ashley Powell, The Solution (To All Our Problems) Water Filter - 2016

Artwork: Ashley Powell, The Solution (To All Our Problems) Water Filter

Black on the Ground, White in the Air, features new two dimensional work which artist Ashley Powell states “explores and confronts the destruction of the environment–including climate change as well as air, water and food pollution– through the lenses of racism and classism. It also addresses the grave consequences of inaction, which can prove to be just as harmful as oppression itself.”Powell made national headlines last fall with an exhibit at the University of Buffalo, which included placement of ”black only” and “white only” signs around campus. This provoked heated conversation at the university about racism and the boundaries of art.

Climate Change, System Change, Personal Change opens with a reception on First Friday, March 4th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art, 148 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo. The show closes April 29th.

Regular gallery hours beginning March 5th, 2016: Tuesday through Friday 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. / Friday evening 6 to 8 p.m. / Saturday afternoon 1 to 3 p.m. And by appointment by calling +1.716.931.5833

 

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