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"Each individual should allow reason to guide his conduct, or like an animal, he will need to be led by a leash."
Diogenes of Sinope

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Is climate change still a thing?

I thought artists were supposed to be cutting edge, transgressive, pushing the boundaries and all that. Haven't we moved on to income inequality?  That's what makes this work by Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo seem so, oh I don't know, last year.

The series of human-shaped ice sculptures was installed on the steps of the Faculty of Law building at the University of Chile in Santiago, and is meant to "symbolize climate change". Oh, I get it - humanity is literally melting.

 Aside from the juvenile symbolism-for-beginners, I actually think it's kind of a cool piece of artwork, no pun intended.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ye it is a cool bit of artwork. Too bad the subject matter is from 2009.