Exceeding 2 gr. C

Exceeding 2°C, 2007/2014

Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of change,

Sharjah Biennial 8, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2007

7 000 000 000, EACC, Castellon, Spain, 2014

31 January - 27 April, 2014

The climate inside the Sharjah Art Museum is controlled by an air-conditioning system. By raising the temperature by 2°C in the entire museum for the duration of the Biennial “Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change”, less energy will be consumed. Using an approximation of the amount of money thereby saved on electricity, a rainforest area in Ecuador has been purchased through the environmental organisation Nepenthes.

For the exhibition “7 000 000 000,” at the EACC, the temperature of the exhibition space has been lowered by 2°C for the duration of the exhibition. The money saved on heating costs has been used to purchase an area of Ecuadorian rainforest through the NGO Accionatura.  

Courtesy the artist and Galerie Johann König, Berlin 

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