“HERE TODAY…” Art Exhibition: 25th November – 17th December 2014
11 December 2014
A unique art exhibition at the Old Sorting Office in Central London celebrates the 50th anniversary of The IUCN Red List of Threatened and Endangered Species. Entitled ‘HERE TODAY…’ the exhibition is supported by The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Baku Magazine.
Curated by international curatorial collective, Artwise, the exhibition includes specially commissioned interactive installations and artist’s rooms, and features the works of internationally renowned artists from a variety of backgrounds and ranges of media. The Old Sorting Office has been transformed to take you on a journey of artworks on endangered species and environmental concerns from artists including; George Condo, Tracey Emin, Andy Warhol, Gavin Turk, Peter Blake, United Visual Artists, Douglas Gordon, Stephanie Quayle, Gordon Cheung, Oswaldo Macia, Julian Opie, Mariko Mori, Carsten Höller, Diana Thater and more. Upon entry into the exhibition, visitors are immersed in a unique journey exploring the escalating extinction crisis and the current pressure that humanity is placing on the planet.
The aim of the exhibition is to raise vital funds for The IUCN, while raising the public’s awareness of the fragility of our ecosystems and the drastic consequences that can prevail if we fail to take responsibility and action.
The exhibition is open to the public until 17th December and will tour to prominent art capitals in the world, completing its journey at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, designed by Zaha Hadid.
For more information, please visit www.heretoday.org
Image credit: Gavin Turk, Pandy Warhol, 2014, 3 colour ways: Pink & Green, Yellow & Pink, Blue & Purple, Silkscreen on paper, Edition of 50 + 10 APs, each 76.2 x 57.4cm. Specially commissioned for Here Today... Courtesy the artist. Price: £2,000 + VAT (set of 3) £800 + VAT (individual) Proceeds of all prints sales support the IUCN Red List and House of Fairytales.