WATW - We Are The World

WATW - We Are The World
Library Shelf Location 17.WATW
Publication Date 2010

WATW - WE ARE THE WORLD Photography from China and the Netherlands WATW is a collection of artistic, journalistic and scientific observations. In the exhibition and the same publication, the work of Chinese and Dutch photographers and artists is shown next to data from our globalized and consumer-driven world. Numerous 'infographics' show, for example, how long it takes before global oil stocks are exhausted or how much CO² is ejected worldwide worldwide. The issue addressed in WATW puts links between economic growth and the environment, between energy production and money flows and between migration and consumption. By referring to the song We Are The World, WATW emphasizes that this is a global shared responsibility. This song-in 1985 by Lionel Ritchie and Michael Jackson composed for a campaign against famine in Ethiopia and often hijacked for (non) commercial purposes claiming solidarity-became synonymous with mutual responsibility. The exhibition WATW shows work by Chen Xiao, Jin Jiangbo, Mo Yi, Song Chao, Xiong Wenyun, Zhao Liang, Zeng Han, Jacqueline Hassink, Theo Niekus, WassinkLundgren, Henk Wildschut, Frank van der Salm, Gerald van der Kaap and Ad van Dying and waxing in the Three Shadows Beijing exhibition center, the Dutch Cultural Center at the Shanghai World Exhibition and Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou. The English and Chinese-language publication WATW contains photographic work, registrations of installations, infographics and essays of Professor Louise O. Fresco (Professor of Sustainability Studies at the University of Amsterdam), Dr. Menno van der Veen (Researcher, Philosopher TU Delft) and the curators of the exhibition.


ISBN 9789460830204
Quantity 1
Pages 282p; 17.2 x 2.2 x 21.2 cm
Authors Stephanie Tung, Tsai Meng, Bas Vroege
Format Paperback
Publisher Post Editions, Rotterdam
Related Artists Henk Wildschut, Song Chao, Chen Xiao
Category Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists
Related Countries/Global Region China, Netherlands
Languages Chinese, English

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