Eco-Visionaries




An exhibition examining humankind’s ecological impact on the planet.

As early as the 1950s, scientists started raising serious concerns about the damaging effects of modern life on the environment. Since then, experts have been joined by creative practitioners in an effort to draw wider attention to the fragility of the planet and to stabilise its endangered ecosystems for future generations. Tackling issues from climate change to food shortage, species extinction and resource depletion, Eco-Visionaries will bring together artists, designers and architects from across the globe who are confronting these environmental issues through their practice. At a critical moment in the history of the planet, the exhibition will present innovative works that reconsider the relationship between humans and nature and offer alternative visions for the future. The exhibition will feature works by 21 international practitioners in a wide range of media, including film, sculpture, immersive installation, architectural models and full-scale prototypes, all interrogating how art and architecture can help us respond to a rapidly changing world.

Exhibition participants:

Virgil Abloh (Rockford, US) Ant Farm (Chip Lord, Doug Michels and Curtis Schreier) (California, US) Nerea Calvillo (Madrid, Spain) Carolina Caycedo (London, UK) Dunne & Raby (London, UK / New York City, US) Olafur Eliasson Hon RA (Copenhagen, Denmark) Futurefarmers (San Francisco, US and Gent, Belgium) Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg (London, UK) Tue Greenfort (Holbæk, Denmark) HeHe (Le Havre, France) Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation (Madrid, Spain / New York City, US) Basim Magdy (Asyut, Egypt) Malka Architecture (Paris, France) New-Territories (S/he) (Bangkok, Thailand) Philippe Rahm architectes (Paris, France) Rimini Protokoll (Berlin, Germany) SKREI (Porto, Portugal) Unknown Fields (London, UK) Ana Vaz and Tristan Bera (Brasília, Brazil / Paris, France) WORKac (New York City, US) Pinar Yoldas (Denizli, Turkey

Duration 23 November 2019 - 23 February 2020
Times 10am–6pm, Fridays until 10pm
Cost £12 concessions apply members go free
Venue Royal Academy of Arts
Address Burlington House, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, W1J 0BD
Contact / press.office@royalacademy.org.uk / www.royalacademy.org.uk

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