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Artists on climate change: the exhibition tackling a global crisis

Nadja Sayej, The Guardian, May 30, 2018

At the Storm King Art Center in New York, a group of artists has come together to showcase works that cover a growing, and often ignored, issue

 

One highlight is the work of the New York artist Justin Brice Guariglia, who shows a solar-powered LED highway message sign that reads “We Are the Asteroid”. It’s a phrase from eco-philosopher Timothy Morton, who calls out the human effect on the planet.

 

“It’s to bring attention to the issue from another angle, to look at what humans are doing to provoke climate change,” says Lawrence. “When we think of asteroids, we think of something that will doom the earth, but in this case, it’s actually coming from our own human activity.”