ERES-Stiftung

Gletscherdämmerung
Klimawandel und die Folgen

Exhibition catalogue (German)

Published by: ERES-Stiftung

ISBN 978-3-00-023658-7
192 pages, approx. 100 images
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The challenge is climate change. What analyses are scientists providing? What positions are artists taking?

GLETSCHERDÄMMERUNG – CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE CONSEQUENCES is the first comprehensive book on one of the most important topics of the 21st century seen from the point of view of both scientists and artists. The 192 page publication combines scientific fact-finding with thirteen very personal ways of looking at the problem. It documents the exhibition as well as the symposium on the subject held in Munich in the fall of 2006.

The catalog section includes works by:

Sonja Braas, Olafur Eliasson, Peter Fend, Lutz Fritsch, Matthias Gangkofner, Nathalie Grenzhaeuser, Haubitz+Zoche, Stephan Huber, Igloolik Isuma Productions, Ruprecht von Kaufmann, Nanne Meyer, Yuko Shiraishi, Roman Signer

The symposium lectures were held by:

Professor Dr. Hartmut Grassl, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg: »How Thin is the Ice« including facts on the melting of the Alpine glaciers, the two poles and sea ice in the Arctic.
Professor Dr. Gerhard Berz, Department of Meteorology, University of Munich: »Can We Really Afford to Experiment with the Climate?«
Professor Dr. Stefan Rahmstorf, Potsdam Institute for Climate Change: »Is Europe Heading for a Drastic Climate Change?«
Professor Dr. Winfried Blum, Institute for Soil Research, University of Vienna: »How is Climate Change Affecting the Landscape and the Soil and what are the Consequences for Us?«

Some of the works of art were created especially for the exhibition, others were selected because they dealt directly with related subject matter (snow, ice, nature) in the broadest sense. The artist duo Haubitz + Zoche, for example, painted a BMW sedan »Glacier Blue« and parked it in a pedestrian street in Munich right across from the Opera. BLIND DATE was the title of the work using television images of flood disasters to draw attention to the problem. Ameran artist Peter Fend developed the MUNICH ENERGY PROJECT to demonstrate new ways to escape dependence once on fossil fuels. Stephan Huber asks, in his visually strong performance project, what the role oft he artist is in the new global order, in which wars are fought for oil and natural disasters threaten the lives of millions of people.

The book was published in March of 2008.

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