Processing the Trauma of Wildfires Through Art, Rhea Nayyar, δημοσίευση στο Hyperallergic [13/10/2022]Marilena Pateraki
September and October are considered the most vulnerable months during California’s fire season. Leading up to Labor Day, a record-breaking heat wave brought some of the hottest days in California history, leaving the door wide open for wildfires to ignite at the blink of an eye. As Golden State residents adjust to this new normal, an exhibition at the Palo Alto Art Center (PAAC) convenes artists to commemorate loss, survival, and growth in light of climate change’s exponential severity. Fire Transforms, curated by Rina Faletti, showcases works from over a dozen Bay Area artists “in response to the phenomenon of fire.”
On view until December 10, Fire Transforms addresses three central themes — living with fire, learning with fire, and creating with fire — that reflect the way larger populations respond to fire and “its multiplicities of ways of creating change and transformation in our lives, locally, regionally, and globally,” Faletti told Hyperallergic. This is the first of four exhibitions lined up at PAAC for the Climate Connections program series, aligning with the Palo Alto City Council’s current-year priority of addressing climate change.
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