The Eco-Visionaries at the Royal Academy of Arts

The Eco-Visionaries at the Royal Academy of Arts
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Art questions itself on climate change and the impact of humanity on the planet with designers and architects from around the world considering the relationship between man and nature through their works. The spaces of the Royal Academy of Arts present the contributions of 21 international professionals who asked themselves how art and architecture can help us respond to a changing world. The exhibition also offers the United Kingdom debut win > < win (2017) from the collective Rimini Protokoll, an immersive installation that places guests in front of a tub of live jelly-fish, one of the few species actually benefitting from global warming. The Substitute (2019) is a project by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg. Artificial intelligence allows visitors to find themselves face to face with a full-scale digital reproduction of a northern white rhinoceros. Meanwhile, the photographic series The Ice Melting Series (2002) of visual artist Olafur Eliasson looks at the process of ice melting, evoking the impact of human actions that, while seeming innocuous, cause baleful damage to the polar ice caps. The exhibition was conceived by Delvendahl Martin Architects and the graphic design studio Daly e Lyon, committed to a strategy of environmental sustainability, using recycled materials and avoiding single-use plastics, seeking to reduce the carbon imprint and minimise refuse.
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