Installation view of David Breashears’s Mount Everest, Main Rongbuk Glacier, Tibet, China, 2007
COAL + ICE
February 13 – August 11, 2024
Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 13, 6-8:30 pm (Members only with RSVP)
Asia Society is proud to present COAL + ICE, an immersive photography and video exhibition that visualizes the causes and consequences of the climate crisis and foregrounds creative solutions. The exhibit will be accompanied by a series of related programs.
COAL + ICE brings together the work of more than 37 photographers and artists from China and around the world, and traces a photographic arc from deep within coal mines to the melting glaciers of the greater Himalaya, and across the globe where rising sea levels and extreme weather events are wreaking havoc. The imagery in COAL + ICE is drawn from diverse materials, from glass plate negatives to smartphone videos, spanning more than a century. Through intimate portraits and vast altered landscapes, these photographs document the consequences triggered by our continued reliance on fossil fuels. The exhibition brings to life the environmental and human costs of climate change, while also highlighting the innovative solutions that provide hope for a more sustainable future.
Throughout the run of the exhibition, climate change will take center stage at Asia Society, including speaker events, performances, films, and more. Asia Society has joined forces with a network of partner organizations across New York City’s five boroughs to concurrently present exhibitions and events, expanding the conversation to inspire deeper engagement on how the climate crisis affects our global and local communities.
To learn more the exhibit and its programs, click here.