Marking the countdown to the 15th UN Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP 15) opening in Copenhagen on 7 December, Arnolfini presents 100 Days of exhibitions, performances, screenings and debate around issues of climate change, social justice and the contested relationship between art and activism. With an emphasis upon collaborative practice, events will take place at Arnolfini, across the city, as well as further afield and on the internet.
The title 100 Days’ references the project for Documenta V (Kassel, 1972) by Joseph Beuys, the highly influential artist/activist, as well as aiming to give a sense of urgency in the lead-up to the Copenhagen conference. Highlights of the season include exhibitions by Ursula Biemann, PLATFORM, Ocean Earth and Barbara Steveni (Artists Placement Group), as well as a regular Speakers Corner. As part of the 100 Days programme Arnolfini will also be highlighting the work of many individuals, organisations, artists and activists in the Bristol area who are actively committed to working and campaigning in this field.
100 Days Events
www.100days.org.uk will contain details of events and how to get involved, either by attending or posting your own event or comments. The site will be continually updated during the season and will reflect the energy and diverse activity in the lead up to COP 15.