ECO-VISIONARIES, Art for a planet in a state of emergency.
“At a time when climate change is becoming ever more obvious and the voices calling for radical action are increasing in number and growing louder, eco-visionaries put forward critical and creative visions for storytelling, initiating discussions and devising strategies for surviving in the world to come, which they present in a range of contemporary art practices, among them installations, audiovisual works and projects in other media. From the extinction of species to deforestation, from pollution of the seas to the toxicity of the air we breathe, from the foreseeable climate refugees to the need to imagine new food systems, the exhibition addresses the most important crisis that humankind faces.”
Eco-VIsionaries is the shared title of an international exhibition project originally organised by the Maatmuseum (Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnología) in Lisbon (Portugal), Bildmuseet de Umeå (Sweden), Hek in Basel (Switzerland) and LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijón. It was conceived as a work in progress to which new contributions have been added by the Centro de Creación Contemporánea Matadero Madrid and the Royal Academy Arts in London (United Kingdom). In Spain, Matadero Madrid and Laboral Centro de Arte in Gijón are working in partnership on the joint presentation of this proposal.
Curated by Pedro Gadanho , Mariana Pestana and Matadero Madrid (Ana Ara, design of the exhibition space: Elii Architecture [oficina de arquitectura], exhibition graphic design: Vendedores de Humo, communication graphic design: Kolnstudio ). From 14 of june 2019 to 06 of october 2019 at Nave 16 de Matadero Madrid.