An exhibit featuring the masterpiece of 40 or more veteran and well-known artists from all over the world was done in commemoration of the 2007’s United Nations Worldwide Environmental Celebration. The presentation, from the key concept of Melting Ice, tackles the changes in the environment using a universal point-of view. The exhibit shows how the snow affects the environment when it melts. It also emphasizes
the changes or alterations in the atmosphere from any part of the globe that’s actuall happening.
With the thawing of snow affecting the people as well as other living creatures all over the world, Curator Randy Rosenberg imparts a speech with regards to this environmental change happening from Andes up to the Arctic Region.
The exhibit carrying the theme Melting Ice/ A Hot Topic encompasses the work of artists from 25 countries; it includes outstanding photographs, great sculptures, wonderful paintings, and multimedia displays, as well as several excellent art conceptualizations. It was initially displayed in Oslo, Norway at the Nobel Peace Center from June 5 to August 20, 2007 and then continued the tour to Belgium, from October 06, 2007 until January 06, 2008, at Brussels’ Bozar Center for Fine Arts. In February 18 until March 16, 2008 it has moved to Ministry of Culture in Monaco by www.handymoves.co.uk and then transferred to the United States’ Field Museum in April 18, 2008 where it lasted until September 06, 2008.
The list of participants who showed their exceptional skills were Mr. Robert Bateman of Canada, Mr. Martinis of Croatia, Mr. Alfio Bonano of Denmark, Mr. Selesnick and Mr. and Mrs. Jorge Orta of England, Cecilia Paredes of Peru, Angela Lergo from Spain, Jonas Liverod of Sweden, Ana Prvacki of Singapore, Der Merwe from South Africa, David Nash of Wales, David Trubridge of New Zealand, Icelandic Love Corporation
of Iceland, and Ms. Laura Horelli of Finland. Indian’s talent Subhankar Banerjee has also participated as well as Gilles Mingasson and Sebastian Copeland of France and Mona Hatoum of Lebanon. The UK participants include David Buckland, Gary Hume, and Siobhan Davies. Ichi Ikeda and Yoshiaki Kaihatsu from Japan were also included together with several artists from the United States like Andrea Polli, Chris Jordan,
Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Era and Don Farnsworth, Free Range Studio, Helen and Newton Harrison, Jacob McKean, Justin Young, Margaret Cogswell, Sant Khalsa, Shana and Robert Parke-Harrison, David and Hi-Jin Hodge, Theo Wujcik, and Xavier Cortada.
Participants from Norway include Anne Senstad, Fred Ivar Ultsi Klemetsen, Sveln Flygari Johansen, and Sven Påhlsson. Even her majesty Queen Sonja Haraldsen of Norway, as an avid supporter of campaigns for environment protection has contributed two excellent and imaginative photographs that were included in the exhibit.
The show was largely supported by the several leaders in the industry including Norwegian Ministry of Environment and Autodesk Incorporated.
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