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Ice Watch at Tate Is the Most Powerful Exhibition in 2018
Olafur Eliasson is making us confront our worst fears of climate change
Art Stuff 08 Dec 2018


In a bid to educate the public on the effects of climate change, Olafur Eliasson’s new installation features 24 blocks of melting ice being installed outside of Tate Modern, where his solo show opens next summer and   another six blocks outside of Bloomberg’s HQ in London’s city center.



While most of us try to blend out those uncomfortable worries especially so close to the holiday season, the new installation “Ice Watch”  makes us confront our worst fears. In response to this fall’s report that warned us that we only have 12 years to really turn things around for our our planet, Eliasson is launching the installation on December 11 2018 – just on the date of the meeting of world leaders at the COP24 climate change conference in Katowice, Poland.
In this powerful real-time installation, the visitors will see the ice gradually melt, visually witnessing the point out of the disastrous effects of our climate change. Eliasson explains on his website “by enabling people to experience and actually touch the blocks of ice in this project, I hope we will connect people to their surroundings in a deeper way and inspire radical change. We must recognise that together we have the power to take individual actions to push for systemic change. Let’s transform climate knowledge into climate action”.
Depending on the weather conditions and temperatures in December, Ice Watch is predicated to be on show until around Friday December 21 2018.
Watch it and react.

Photos via Wikipedia, Olafour Eliasson

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