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Oliver Ressler
Barricading the Ice Sheets

Opening
3.9.2021, 6 pm

Duration
4.9. – 21.11.2021

Opening hours
Tue – Sun and bank holidays
10 am – 6 pm

Guided tours
German, English, Slowenian
Free, on request:
exhibitions@camera-austria.at
+43 316 81555016

Curated by
Reinhard Braun

Barricading the Ice Sheets by Oliver Ressler examines the climate crisis and the climate justice movement, exploring their interplay with art. The research project records exemplary states of mobilization, activities, gatherings, and working sessions from these climate movements. Horizontally organized climate movements have sprung up all over the world, while polite protests are a thing of the past, with solutions now being sought through collective action. Camera Austria in Graz already hosted a conference on this topic in February 2020, and a publication of the same name was released. The exhibition in September 2021 presents the artistic work resulting from Oliver Ressler’s research extending over two years. This includes material that can be seen as specifically “documentary,” but also other elements where “artistic” activity is more obvious. Yet ongoing reflection on the work illustrates how any contrived boundaries between “document” and “artwork” become systematically blurred.

Barricading the Ice Sheets is a research endeavor by Oliver Ressler and supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF: AR 526) and Camera Austria as a research institution. Barricading the Ice Sheets will be shown in the form of solo exhibitions at Camera Austria, Graz (AT, 4. 9. – 21. 11. 2021); Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb (HR, 30. 11. 2021 – 30. 1. 2022); Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin (DE, June – August 2022); Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn (EE, 9. 9. – 13. 11. 2022); The Showroom, London (GB, October – December 2022). Research associate: Lisbeth Kovačič





Oliver Ressler, film still from: Everything’s Coming
Together While Everything’s Falling Apart: Venice
Climate Camp, 2020