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Mel Chin: Meditations on Climate Change

PAST
UPCOMING
Exhibition
New on view

Revisitation, 2021. 

Oil on canvas

The artist visited Port Bolivar’s North Jetties forty years ago and created the drawing North Jetty to commemorate a moment of reverence and awe. His Revisitation is his updated critical meditation on how things have changed and how his perspective on nature and history can be conveyed and deepened. Chin was moved to record external and internal realities.  

L’Arctique est Paris (The Arctic is Paris), 2017. 

6 minutes 

 

The Arctic Is Paris delivers an urgent message on climate change from Inuit hunter Jens Danielsen to the world. It was filmed in Paris in 2015 to coincide with COP21, the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Written and directed by Mel Chin. 

Time
Dates
10/29/22
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4/20/23
Location
X Atrium - L1 Southwest Gallery
Hours
Mon
Closed
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Tue
Closed
11:00 am
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6:00 pm
Wed
Closed
11:00 am
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9:00 pm
Thu
Closed
11:00 am
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6:00 pm
Fri
Closed
11:00 am
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6:00 pm
Sat
Closed
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Sun
Closed
11:00 am
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4:00 pm

Free to public

No RSVP required

About the Artist

About the Exhibitor

Mel Chin was born in Houston, Texas and is known for the broad range of approaches in his art, including works that require solo or multi-disciplinary, collaborative teamwork that can enlist science and aesthetic components to propel complex ideas. Chin’s Revival Field (1990), was a pioneer in proving the use of plants to remove toxic metals from the soil. From 1995-1998 he formed the collective the GALA Committee that produced a covert public art project on American prime-time television. Chin is featured in the ongoing PBS Series Art of the 21st Century. Chin’s Fundred Project addressed childhood lead-poisoning through art- making nationwide. Chin presented Unmoored and Wake in Times Square, New York City, creating a visual portal into a future of rising waters alongside a 40-year-survey exhibition at the Queens Museum that was named one of the best art exhibitions of 2018. Chin, founder of SOURCE Studio, is the recipient of many awards, grants, and honorary degrees, including the MacArthur Fellowship, 2019, and election to The American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2021.

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Credit

Curation

Christine Starkman, Curator, POST Houston

Exhibit Production and Installation

Antony Guerrero, Architectural Designer at POST Houston, Lovett Commercial

With the Support of