Project Description

COAL + ICE is an immersive documentary photography and video exhibition that seeks to visualize the climate crisis. COAL + ICE is co-curated by Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and renowned Dutch exhibition designer Jeroen de Vries, and brings together the work of over 40 photographers and video artists from around the world to visually narrate the consequences triggered by the continued use of fossil fuels.

COAL + ICE was first developed in 2011 for Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing, and has travelled across China and around the world. In 2018, the exhibition and month-long festival made its U.S. premiere at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture. COAL + ICE is a project of Asia Society, under the direction of Orville Schell, the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S. China Relations.

Openhaus Athletics director, Jes DeVille provided scenic design and fabrication services through Scenic, Inc. for the Fort Mason experience.

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