“A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.”
Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past
Changing weather has spelt trouble before. But now the trouble is that we don’t quite know what to make of it, and it feels urgent. As the media, climatologists, environmentalists and politicians vie to shape our understanding and emotional responses to what we perceive and know, global warming reverberates through every level of culture. The uneasy relationship between man and nature is unsettled once more.
This exhibition brings together artists to provide a southern response to the trouble with the weather — aesthetically, conceptually, discursively and pataphysically.
Isabel Aranda (Chile), Jonathan Bottrell Jones(Aus) & Jim Vivieaere (NZ/Cook Islands), Andres Burbano (Colombia), Peter Bennetts (Aus),Elizabeth Day (Aus), Muriel Frega (Argentina), David Haines (Aus) & Joyce Hinterding (Aus), Niki Hastings-McFall (NZ/Samoa), Zina Kaye (Aus), Dani Marti (Aus), Maria Miranda (Aus) & Norie Neumark (Aus), Jason Nelson (Aus), Regina Pinto (Brazil), Janine Randerson (NZ), John Tonkin (Aus), H J Wedge (Aus).
Co-curated by Jacqueline Bosscher, Maria Miranda & Norie Neumark
Go to the Trouble with the Weather website: here.
Image: Niki Hastings-McFall Red Moana, 2006-7 (detail). Courtesy FHE Galleries and Judith Anderson Gallery.