Planet Art

June 01, 2007 16:44:00
Janine Cuenca-Dario
Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—Since the release of the Oscar-winning shockumentary, “An Inconvenient Truth”—otherwise known as Al Gore’s wake-up call to the world on global warming—the word “green” has been on everyone’s lips.

Illuminating and slightly distressing, the film didn’t just give viewers a doomsday forecast of environmental disaster, it dared people to not only embrace the changes necessary, but also make a difference in their own communities.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has always been at the forefront of climate change. Aside from finding solutions for our warming planet, they also help push for awareness and action through various creative measures.

On Tuesday, June 5, they will launch the exhibit, “eARTh in the Time of Climate Change,” at the Greenbelt 3 Park. Through a compelling collection of conceptual art, the members of the UP Artists’ Circle (Fraternity and Sorority) paint a breathtaking portrait of a planet on the brink, and a global society searching for solutions.

“The artist has always been a subversive force in human society,” says Marisse Vargas of WWF-Philippines. “Expressing what others fail to see, he is forever challenging the comfortable truths we fashion for ourselves.”

Learn about the effects and implications of this global challenge as seen through the eyes of Philippine artists. The artworks will be on display at the Right Wing of Greenbelt 3 until June 17. Call 8946-WWF.

Article cropped from June 1 issue of The Environment Report, Published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

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