Indicators: Artists on Climate Change

May 19 – November 12, 2018


Indicators: Artists on Climate Change uses Storm King’s Museum Building and 500-acre site as platforms for seventeen contemporary artists to present work that engages with some of the many challenges—scientific, cultural, personal, psychological—that climate change has brought to humankind. Several artists draw inspiration from Storm King’s landscape and local ecosystem to speak to broader issues impacting the environment, global climate trends, and human ways of life. Environmental stewardship is at the core of Storm King’s mission, and Storm King’s setting—with intimate galleries as well as a host of different landscape conditions—provides artists with a unique and inspiring vantage from which to address ideas surrounding climate change, and also situates our audiences in a frame of mind that might allow them to think afresh about these issues. Ten of the exhibition’s outdoor, site-specific installations are newly created for the exhibition at Storm King.

Indicators: Artists on Climate Change is made possible by generous lead support from Roberta and Steven Denning, Agnes Gund, the Hazen Polsky Foundation, the Ohnell Charitable Lead Trust, and the Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust. Support is also provided by Janet Inskeep Benton, the Lipman Family Foundation, and Sandra Wijnberg and Hugh Freund. Support for the catalogue is provided by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation. Special thanks to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

Support for exhibition-related programming is provided by generous lead support from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts. Support is also provided by Agnes Gund, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, and the Sidney E. Frank Foundation. Special thanks to The Jayne and Leonard Abess Foundation. Artist talks are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Organized by Nora Lawrence, Curator; David Collens, Director and Chief Curator; and Sarah Diver, Curatorial Assistant.

Above image: Detail of David Brooks, Permanent Field Observations, 2018. Courtesy the artist.
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