Three artists from Canada are included in a virtual exhibition by more than 30 international artists concerned with environmental issues that’s being hosted by the United Nations.
The exhibition, Re-Connections: In Kinship With Nature, blends artistic expression with environmental activism.
“The artists address an urgent need to live more responsibly within the Earth’s finite resources,” the exhibition statement says, noting that participants imagine a livable future through joint action to reverse climate change and the expropriation of land from Indigenous people.
The Canadian artists include Edward Burtynsky, with work about the damage caused by the oil industry in the Niger Delta in Nigeria.
Bebonkwe / Jude Norris, a Plains Cree / Anishnawbe / Metis artist, who works from an Indigenous approach of centring relationship, contributes a sculptural wall piece titled Gratitude Code Root Mural, created in 2009.
And Tanya Harnett, a member of the Carry the Kettle First Nation in Saskatchewan and a professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, presents work related to a 2016 oil spill in Lake Wabamum, west of Edmonton.
The exhibition will have a physical presence in October at the UN’s headquarters in New York City.