A journey between aesthetics and sustainability

05.12.2021 , Tagit Klimor in Haifa News

»Tagit Klimor - Following COP26, which took place in Glasgow last year, it seems that many countries are still procrastinating in promoting sustainable agendas. The conference was accompanied with demonstrations by young people around the world, who understand the catastrophic consequences of this complacency. Humanity continues to systematically destroy the environment. Globally, only 36% of the rainforests remain intact, and in Israel, which is particularly scarce in natural resources and green lands, we witness widespread fires every year. The international exhibition ‘ETF! Examples To Follow! expeditions in aesthetics and sustainability’ deals with the global climate crisis and tries to raise awareness and encourage a proactive approach. The exhibition was displayed in Jerusalem at the Museum on the Seam and at Pyramida, a center for contemporary art in Haifa. The exhibition examined key questions related to the environmental crisis around the topics of climate change, biodiversity at risk, deforestation, pollution, water resources and food shortages, as well as the impact of these changes on deprived communities around the world. The purpose of the exhibition was to raise awareness to the destructive consequences of our own actions and to encourage a sustainable lifestyle. The exhibition, curated by Adrienne Goehler, premiered in Berlin in 2010 and has been displayed across 27 countries. The exhibition features 70 leading artists from around the world, including Israel, emphasizing the universal and local ecological challenges we are facing. As an architect, artist and a lecturer, I have been engaging with environmental issues for many years, and I was honored to take part in this important exhibition. Two of my works have been selected, and it was a privilege having them displayed alongside prominent and well-respected artists such as Josef Beuys, Olafur Eliasson, Sigalit Landau, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla and many more. The sculpture Urban Siach was displayed at the Museum on the Seam and Depletion installation was displayed at Pyramida art center. [...] Everyone has a role. In nature, every plant, shrub and tree, every animal - big or small - has an important role to play in maintaining ecological balance, enabling mutual existence. Thus, each and every one of us has an important role in setting an agenda that promotes and contributes to the preservation of the environment, for the future of generations to come. I do believe change is in our hands. The artist, Tagit Klimor, is a multidisciplinary architect, artist, a founding partner of Knafo Klimor Architects and Senior lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.«
— Tagit Klimor in Haifa News

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19th ETF! station in Haifa and Jerusalem, Israel
02.09.2021 - 30.11.2021


Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem: Wednesday 01/09/2021, 7pm

Pyramida Art Center, Haifa: Thursday, 02/09/2021, 8pm

In cooperation with Museum on the Seam

Supported by
Auswärtiges Amt


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