Courtesy of Andrea Bowers and Andrew Kreps Gallery / Photo Thomas Mueller
Dear Earth
Jun 21 – Sep 3, 2023
Hayward Gallery
London, UK

This pioneering group show of artistic responses to the climate emergency explores themes of care, hope, interdependence, emotional and spiritual connection, and activism.

Dear Earth: Art and Hope in a Time of Crisis is inspired by artist Otobong Nkanga’s suggestion that ‘caring is a form of resistance.’

The exhibition highlights the ways in which artists are helping to reframe and deepen our psychological and spiritual responses to the climate crisis, hoping to inspire joy and empathy as well as promoting a sense of political and social activism.

The 14 artists explore the interdependence of ecologies and ecosystems, as well as our emotional connection with nature.

Featuring engaging and impactful works in a diverse range of media, including public artworks outside the gallery space, this exhibition includes artists Ackroyd & Harvey, Andrea Bowers, Imani Jacqueline Brown, Agnes Denes, Cristina Iglesias, Aluaiy Kaumakan, Jenny Kendler, Richard Mosse, Otobong Nkanga, Cornelia Parker, Himali Singh Soin, Hito Steyerl, Daiara Tukano and Grounded Ecotherapy.

Dear Earth: Art and Hope in a Time of Crisis is generously supported by Simon Morris and Annalisa Burello.

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