The Ωceans exhibition closed on September 25. We wanted to show just how effective art exhibitions can be in terms of engaging people with environmental debates.read more
One of the problems with data is its inability to lend itself to real life. Its only when things manifest themselves physically that we begin to understand the abstract numbers of scientific researchread more
The exhibition closed on October 12 - here are some pics of the dismantling in process. We'll have revealing stats from the visitor surveys shortly, so check back on the website...read more
On Sharks & Humanity brought together recent works by ten contemporary Chinese artists, who explored humanity’s charged relationship with sharks through their art.
The immensely varied works resonated in different ways: some challenged the prevailing prejudices surrounding the deeply feared ‘killer’, while others focused directly on the barbarism and devastation caused by the shark finning industry. Individually and collectively they drew attention to the many different aspects of this urgent environmental issue.
Shark preservation is still undoubtedly critical (over 25% of the world’s sharks and rays are under threat of extinction) and their decline poses a fundamental threat to the health of the world’s oceans. But, as the title suggests, On Sharks & Humanity also provoked larger questions about the human role in environmental degradation, and the struggle we face in re-evaluating how we relate to the natural world and our impact on the planet’s ecosystem.