NWM Brings Global Exhibit to Environmental Leaders Gathered in Monaco

Nobel Peace Center
Oslo, Norway
June 5 – August 20, 2007

BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts
Brussels, Belgium
October 6, 2007 – January 6, 2008

Ministry of Culture
February – March 2008

Field Museum
Chicago, United States
April – September 2008

About the Exhibit:
For UN World Environment Day 2007, the Natural World Museum in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme produced an exhibition that addresses the theme of Climate Change from a global perspective – the melting and thawing of ice, snow and permafrost are environment-altering changes taking place around the world- from the Andes to the Himalayas to the melting ice caps of the Poles. “Change” the transition that occurs from same to different, the moment of transformation, a change of position or action. Change used in reference to our environment can describe the transformation of material substance — from ice to water, liquid to gas – the changing conditions of our rivers, our rapidly melting glaciers,, and the overall changes in the earth’s climate. Change requires organisms and organizations alike to adapt to new environmental conditions. Metaphorically, change can also refer to the transformation of society’s mindset to act in a positive way individually and collectively to work toward a more sustainable future.

Participating Artists:
Subhankar Banerjee – India, Robert Bateman – Canada, Alfio Bonano – Denmark, David Buckland – UK, Christo & Jeanne-Claude – US, Margaret Cogswell – US, Sebastian Copeland – France, Xavier Cortada – US, Siobhan Davies – UK, Era and Don Farnsworth – US, Free Range Studio – US, Helen and Newton Harrison – US, Mona Hatoum – Lebanon, David and Hi-Jin Hodge – US & Korea, Gary Hume – UK, Laura Horelli – Finland, The Icelandic Love Corporation – Iceland, Ichi Ikeda – Japan, Sveln Flygari Johansen – Norway, Chris Jordan – US, Kahn Selesnick – England, Sant Khalsa – US, Fred Ivar Ultsi Klemetsen – Norway, Angela Lergo – Spain, Jonas Liverod – Sweden, Dalibar Martinis – Croatia, Jacob McKean – US, Gilles Mingasson – France, David Nash – Wales, Lucy + Jorge Orta – England & Argentina, Sven Pahlsson – Norway, Shana and Robert Parke-Harrison – US, Cecilia Paredes – Peru, Andrea Polli – US, Ana Prvacki – Singapore, Anne Senstad – Norway, HM Queen Sonya of Norway, David Trubridge – New Zealand, Strijdom van der Merwe – South Africa, Theo Wujcik – US, Yoshiaki Kaihatsu – Japan, Justin Young – US.

This exhibit was produced in collaboration with the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Nobel Peace Center, Monaco Ministry of Culture, and the United Nations Environment Programme and made possible through the generous support of Autodesk, Inc. and the Norwegian Ministry of Environment.