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Special exhibition ARTEFAKTE at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

The new special exhibition ARTEFAKTE at the Musem für Naturkunde Berlin initiates a dialogue between its visitors and scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) about urgent environmental issues. This dialogue is based on the aesthetic and highly sophisticated images of the New York-based artist J Henry Fair.
When Nov 23, 2018
from 04:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin
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The special exhibition ARTEFAKTE at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin initiates a dialogue between its visitors and scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) about urgent environmental issues: food, energy, climate, air and water. How does the plastic waste problem in the oceans affect our daily lives? What are the impact of our diet on climate change? How can we conserve natural ressources?

Starting point are the images of the New York-based artist J Henry Fair. He takes a bird‘s-eye view of occulted industrial areas, toxic waste deposits and coal mining and documents the sometimes catastrophic effects of human activity on nature through large-format, aesthetic and highly sophisticated images. 

The exhibition shows how complex some of those problems are, that sometimes there are no quick solutions, and takes a stand against „alternative facts“. ARTEFACTS is intended to go beyond raising awareness by stimulating reflection as well as action. How do we want to deal with the future of our one and only planet? What are the individual and collective contributions we can all make to help?

Together with scientists from the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission the exhibition identifies the challenges behind the images and illustrates how science and politics work together to find solutions.

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