Asia Society

in collaboration with

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts



March 15 – April 22, 2022
at the REACH at the Kennedy Center

COAL + ICE is a documentary photography exhibition that brings together the work of over 40 photographers and video artists from around the world to visualize the climate crisis – its causes and consequences – as a large-scale immersive experience.

Asia Society is honored to collaborate with the Kennedy Center to bring COAL + ICE to our nation’s capital for its East Coast premiere, ​​March 15th to April 22nd, 2022. COAL + ICE will be uniquely adapted for the Kennedy Center. 48 projectors will illuminate the 30,000-square-foot exhibition space built on the Kennedy Center’s REACH Plaza.

Additionally, a vibrant six-week festival of events will transform the center of the exhibition into a stage for music, theater, panel discussions, art-making and more, developed by the Asia Society, Kennedy Center, and Georgetown’s Environment Initiative and Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics. Featuring new programs each week, interventions by guest artists will engage local, national, and global communities, and invite audiences of all ages to join the climate conversation and seek new solutions. As the urgency for climate action grows, using art to inspire change has never been more important.

Press Release