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The Paradox of Art and Climate Change

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Melissa Lim, Moderated by Felipe Cervera (Singapore)

Event is cancelled

  • 25 May 2020
    Mon, 5pm
  • Blue Room, Festival House
  • Free

  • 1h 30m, no intermission

    Patrons are advised to be seated 15 minutes before the programme begins.

    Unclaimed seats may be given to walk-in patrons.

 
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The Paradox of Art and Climate Change

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Melissa Lim, Moderated by Felipe Cervera (Singapore)

With climate change at the top of the global conversation, artists have emerged as some of the most vocal exponents for the shifting of climate paradigms, by making work that raises awareness and tackles the issues of climate change on the socio-political level.

However, we cannot deny that the creation of artistic work can also be deeply unfriendly to the environment. Be it flying international artists around the world or the high consumption of electricity for a production, how can we reconcile the need to make work responding to the crisis with the environmental costs of execution?

Join our panellists of academics and practitioners, including Melissa Lim, General Manager of The Necessary Stage, Matthew Schneider-Mayerson, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Yale-NUS College, along with moderator Felipe Cervera, as they unpack this paradox.