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Inspiring climate action through art and ideas

COAL + ICE is an immersive photography and video exhibition that brings together the work of over 50 photographers and video artists from around the world to visualize the causes and consequences of the climate crisis and foreground creative solutions. COAL + ICE is co-curated by Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and international exhibition designer Jeroen de Vries, and led by Orville Schell, Asia Society Vice President and Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations.

In 2024, climate change will take center stage at Asia Society. A series of speaker events, performances, films, and more will take place throughout the run of the exhibition. Asia Society will join 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.

COAL + ICE will be on view at Asia Society Museum February 13 through August 11, 2024.

Kennedy Center Highlights

COAL + ICE at the Kennedy Center centered around a vibrant six-week festival of climate-related events, including music, theater, panel discussions, art-making and more. Interventions by guest artists engaged local, national, and global communities, inviting audiences of all ages to join the climate conversation and seek new solutions.

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The COAL + ICE Climate Posterator

The Climate “Posterator” (Poster + Creator) was a globally accessible digital platform for designing original posters in response to the climate crisis created especially for the COAL + ICE exhibition. Users were able to create their own unique designs by pairing images from the COAL + ICE exhibition with text to print or share online. All posters were featured inside the exhibition. Ten designs were awarded a prize of $1,500 each supported by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. Presented in collaboration with Amplifier.

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Listen to our podcast

The COAL + ICE Podcast is a global conversation on how climate change is playing out around the world, and what we can do about it. All seven episodes are available now, where ever you listen to podcasts.

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COAL + ICE Podcast