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– Leon Goh –

By Autumn 2009

‘Heat: Art and Climate Change’ (2008) exhibition review

Nonetheless, I could not help but walk away from the exhibition with the feeling that I had been sledgehammered. It may be my own predilection towards optimism, but an overwhelming sense of bleakness flowed through the show. Instead of providing a contemplative and reflective space where the viewer could explore their own contribution to the slippery slope of climate change, this was a call to arms. Time for rumination was effectively thrown out the window in the urgent race to stem global warming. – Leon Goh

Gregory Pryor, Black Solander, 2005; installation view, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts; courtesy the artist and RMIT Gallery, Melbourne