CLIMA features new environmental works by SEAS Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada, as well as a broad range of earlier works by the artist–including paintings, drawings, videos, digital art and his polar installations. The solo show will run from Nov 30-January 29 at the Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment. During the first twelve days of the exhibit, Cortada will convene a series of daily participatory performances and panel discussions on sea level rise, global climate change, and environmental impact with a diverse group of scientists and community leaders. The solo show will run from November 30th, 2015 through January 29th, 2016 at the Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment, Hialeah, FL.
Hialeah, Florida’s fifth largest municipality, is one of the state’s most vulnerable cities: A four-foot rise in sea level will flood 70% of the population. During the first twelve days of the exhibit (which coincide with the Paris Talks), Cortada will convene a series of daily participatory performances and panel discussions addressing sea level rise, global climate change and biodiversity loss.
The CLIMA exhibit is presented by the City of Hialeah in partnership with Florida International University Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC), Florida International University College of Arts & Sciences School of Environment, Society and the Arts (SEAS), the Florida International University College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA), and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy –with special acknowledgement of the support from the Rauschenberg Residency/Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
For more information, click here for the FIU Sea Level Solutions Center.