We've dedicated a section of our website to the many arts events happening during the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, September 12-14. The summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action and launch deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action. The following is just a sampling; check out Climate Summit events here.
Long View Polar Bear
Don Kennell’s 35-foot-tall sculpture is a key public art event of the Global Climate Action Summit. Created with car hoods salvaged from junkyards, this sculpture alludes to the havoc wreaked by our carbon footprint—which is inimical to the magnificent Arctic beast’s habitat. See details.
Trace Evidence: Exhibition and Panel at Minnesota Street Project
The works of visual artists Zhou Tao, Mo Kong and Connie Zheng, all born in China, address issues of environmental change with a focus on their native land. Trace Evidence will take place in affiliation with the Global Climate Action Summit and in partnership with SFMOMA Public Dialogue. The opening panel takes place September 11, 6PM in the gallery of Minnesota Street Project. See more.
Black Liberation + Climate Justice at MoAD on September 13
This interactive workshop lead by MoAD's Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry and activist Quinton Sankofa, will center on ecological justice as it relates to empowering historically excluded and marginalized groups, particularly people of African descent. Learn more.