MUSEUM EXPERIENCES HIGHLIGHT ART AS ACTIVISM
CLIMATE CHANGE-THEMED EXHIBITION, FILM PROGRAM OPEN THIS FALL AT ANCHORAGE MUSEUM
September 27, 2022
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – When it comes to climate change, what happens in the North is felt throughout the world, and both established and emerging Northern artists are using art to comment on, illuminate, and champion equity around the constant transformation of humans and nature. The impact of the current climate crisis is the focus of two experiences happening at the Anchorage Museum this fall: Stories for Climate Justice, opening Sept. 30, and Visitations: From Greenland to Iceland to Alaska in Borderless Arctic Seas, opening Oct. 7.
On view Sept. 30, 2022 – Winter 2023 , West Wing, Level 2, Circumpolar Cinema
Produced during the inaugural Alaska Native Filmmakers Intensive, a partnership between Native Movement and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Theatre and Film, Stories for Climate Justice presents a selection of films examining how Indigenous Alaskans are responding to the impacts of climate change on their homelands and communities.
On Oct. 7, from 6:30-8 p.m., join a special free screening of 10 short films and a panel discussion where participants of the Alaska Native Filmmakers Intensive and their mentors reflect the production of films featured in Stories for Climate Justice. More information available here.
On view Oct. 7, 2022 – Sept. 3, 2023, West Wing, Level 2, ConocoPhillips Gallery
From 2019-2021, Bryndis Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson blurred the lines between art and research to study and reveal the delicate and complex relationship between humans and polar bears in Iceland, an environment irrevocably impacted by climate change. Presented through a variety of media, including video, photographs, collage, drawings, and zoological remains, Visitations focuses on the effects climate change, population displacement and environmental disruption have had on polar bear encounters in Iceland.
On Oct. 7, from 6:15-7 p.m., the exhibition kicks off with a talk by Bryndis Snæbjörnsdóttir about the exhibition and their collaborative research project concerning human/non-human relations and habitat in a time of global warming and rising sea levels. Anchorage Museum Senior Curator of Alaska History and Indigenous Culture Aaron Leggett facilitates. More information available here.