November 30 – December 11, 2015
On the occasion of COP21, COAL + ICE was adapted for the Hôtel de Pontalba, the official residence of the U.S. Ambassador to France.
A 14.5 meter wide LED screen erected on the garden lawn cycled through two panoramic presentations. The first featured historical and contemporary photographs of the Himalaya starkly revealing a loss of glacier mass due to climate change in the intervening years. The second focused on coal, and included both contemporary and historical images of mining and miners. A selection of prints and digital works were also presented inside the Ambassador’s Residence.
Kadir van Lohuizen
Major E.O. Wheeler
COAL + ICE is an immersive documentary photography and video exhibition that seeks to visualize the climate crisis. The exhibition is a project of Asia Society.