Review

Carbon Neutral at Canberra Contemporary Art Space

By Peter Haynes
March 25 2022 - 1:30pm
Marzena Wasikowska's Earth's Self Correcting Systems, Remains of a Glacier Series 2, 2014-22 (detail). Picture: Supplied

Various artists. Carbon Neutral. Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Parkes. Tuesday - Sunday 11am to 5pm. Until April 10.

Carbon Neutral is one of the exhibitions that comprise Aquifer, an ACT-wide program coinciding with the ANU Climate Update 2022. It is a powerful exhibition with works whose visual impact equals the urgency of the challenges of climate change for our contemporary world. The curator, Alexander Boynes, states: "Carbon Neutral ultimately aims to pose one question: how does an artist produce work to inspire hope and optimism to face the biggest challenge in our lifetimes, without leaving a carbon footprint?" Whether the artists' works demonstrate answers specific to the curatorial question is moot. Whatever, Carbon Neutral includes especially strong pieces, visually, aesthetically and thematically.

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