Celebrating the opening of our new exhibition, Future Knowledge, this artists’ panel discussion will explore what role arts and culture can play in changing perspectives and bringing climate change awareness to a wider audience.
This special event, which takes place on the evening of the exhibition’s opening, will feature artists Lucy Kimbell, Tania Kovats, Eline McGeorge and Rachel Sussman.
Attendees are encouraged to stay after the panel discussion to celebrate the exhibition’s opening night, which features a ticketed performance by dancer and choreographer, Eve Mutso.
Read more and book tickets for our Future Knowledge Preview Party here.
Read more about Future Knowledge here.
Artist, designer, researcher and educator, Lucy Kimbell is the current director of the innovation insights hub at University of the Arts London and associate fellow at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Kimbell’s research-based art practice aims to critically explore the ways in which design can influence policy-making and social innovation. An artist as well as a designer, Kimbell has exhibited internationally, including in the interdisciplinary exhibition Making Things Public (2005) curated by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel and at TEDGlobal (2011).
London-born Tania Kovats is renowned for her large-scale installations, sculptures and temporal works – often displayed within the public realm - which explore our understanding and experience of the landscape. She is well known for her permanent installation Tree at the Natural History Museum, commissioned to mark the 2009 bicentenary of Charles Darwin. Kovats has held numerous major solo exhibitions, including at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2015); The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2014) and Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2008). Her work is held in numerous collections including the Arts Council, The V&A and The British Council.
Norwegian artist Eline McGeorge’s research and art practice is motivated by enquiries into environmental issues, democratic problems, feminist legacies and science fiction. These themes are brought together through drawing, collage, animation, weaving and artist books. Since completing her Masters in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2000, she has had various international solo exhibitions including at Oslo Kunstforening, Hollybush Gardens, London; Gallery Kirkhoff, Copenhagen and Fotogalleriet, Oslo. McGeorge has carried out residencies at Camden Arts Centre, London and Delfina Studios, Prague.
Rachel Sussman is a Guggenheim, NYFA, and MacDowell Colony Fellow, and two-time TED speaker. Her exhibition record spans more than a decade in museums and galleries in the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Combining art, science, and philosophy, Sussman’s critically acclaimed, decade-long project “The Oldest Living Things in the World “resulted in a successful touring exhibition and New York Times bestselling book. In 2014 she began developing new installation work, deepening her explorations of personal and cosmic time, the universe, nature, philosophy, and beauty. With the support of the LACMA Lab, and working with SpaceX, NASA, and CERN, her subsequent work has been shown at MASS MoCA, the New Museum Los Gatos, the Des Moines Art Center, and the forthcoming Taipei Biennial. She is also an artist in residence with the SETI Institute. Sussman is additionally a student of shamanic healing modalities.