ArtCOP21

Is this our last chance?

SALT, Istanbul

27 Nov - 04 Dec 2015, 12 - 12am

SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul

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Cowspiracy (2014), (c)Cowspiracy

When

27 Nov - 04 Dec 2015
12 - 12am
Check the website for screening times: saltonline.org

Where

SALT Beyoğlu
136 Istiklal Caddesi
Karakoy, Istanbul,  34430
Turkey
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Coinciding with the COP21, SALT launches a program on climate change, encouraging all of us to consider our individual and global impact on the environment.

What is the responsibility of museums and cultural institutions in the face of catastrophic climate change? As conservers of heritage and producers of knowledge for coming generations these organizations have no choice but to participate in a discussion on the future of the planet.

For SALT, COP21 is a catalyst for the launch of a research program on ecological policies within museum and artistic practice. While it is not simply enough to present work on this topic, a significant contribution can be initiated by making current research on climate change visible and comprehensible. By extension, the institution can act as a platform for debate, to help produce new knowledge, which in turn can inform ways to reshape institutional policy and patterns of individual behavior.

The program at SALT opens with a series of documentary screenings, exploring actions and enquiries into environmental issues directly linked to climate change. This event provides momentum for an ongoing conversation to inspire a more conscious ecological awareness at SALT. These discussions will be followed by action; action that affects SALT’s approach to exhibition making; that influences working attitudes beyond the walls of the institution; and that feeds into ideas around conservation in general.

•Screenings include: This Changes Everything (2015), How to Change the World (2015), VIRUNGA (2014), Chasing Ice (2012), Big Men (2013), Merchants of Doubt (2015), Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014).

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