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An Exhibition at the New School Captures the Impact of Climate Change on the Ocean

Posted by on February 13, 2018 | Media

Hyung S. Kim, Hyun Okran, Onpyeong Jeju, 2014. Courtesy of the artist

The effects of climate change may be hard to see in daily life, but one only needs to look at the oceans to see how much of the world is impacted by rising temperatures.

This is the argument made by The Ocean After Nature, an exhibition presented by Independent Curators International and the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC) at The New School’s Parsons School of Design. On view at the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery (2 West 13th Street, New York) through April 17, 2017, the exhibition features the work of 20 artists and photographers including An-My Lê, United Brothers and Hyung S. Kim.

The exhibition, which features a variety of media, uses the ocean as the backdrop for a visual discussion on how global trade, the mining of natural resources, and the movement of peoples in the contemporary era have heavily disrupted natural ecosystems.

Below is a selection of photographs included in the show. For more information about the exhibition, visit the Kellen Gallery website.

An-My Lê, Manning the rail, the U.S.S. Tortuga, Java Sea, 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Murray Guy, New York.

An-My Lê, Offload, LCACs and Tank, California, 2006. Courtesy of the artist and Murray Guy, New York.

Hyung S. Kim, Kim Julja, Dodu Jeju, 2013. Courtesy of the artist

UNITED BROTHERS, Does This Soup Taste Ambivalent? (detail), 2014.Courtesy of the artists and Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo