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271 Columbia Avenue, Holland, MI 49423-3650
The public is invited which opened on Friday, Sept 2. Admission is free.
“No Planet B” features 41 artworks that reflect critically on the many environmental problems that currently face the planet, from climate change and sea level rise to industrial pollution and biodiversity loss. The exhibition is curated by KAM director Charles Mason.
“The title of the exhibition comes from a catchphrase popularized by former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who said that there can be no plan B for solving the world’s environmental problems because there is no planet B,” Mason explains. “Although the environment seems to be sliding rapidly into a state of crisis, the exhibition makes the point that solutions to many of our problems exist and can be implemented if we find the will to do so. I think art has a potentially important role to play in that process since it can serve both to warn us about the dangers we face while also inspiring us to envision a better future.”
“No Planet B” runs through Saturday, Dec. 10. There will be a related lecture by local environmental artist Sandra Hansen on Friday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. in the Hope College De Pree Art Center’s Cook Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a public reception at the Kruizenga Art Museum from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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