Art Under the Influence will consider the role of art in tackling the climate emergency. To what extent is art capable of raising consciousness of sociopolitical issues? Can art influence popular opinion from the ground up or is it too heavily influenced by institutions that are a part of the problem? Is art politically galvanising for its audiences or is it little more than a beautiful intoxicant that makes us feel good in the midst of our contemporary chaos?
I’ve been working on this exhibition the past month or two and have helped organise a talk to take place in Forest Hill in London this Friday. Artist Matteo Zamagni will be talking to friends of the blog Dane Sutherland and Thomas Moynihan alongside Hayden Martin and Kate Pincott.
Come down if you’re about. More info here.