I was talking last night about the near-total disaster of the recent Rio+20 conference which compelled me bring forward this post from last October for the benefit of anyone who might have missed it. It’s truly remarkable, thoughtful and inspiring work that really needs to be seen. Sharing, tweeting, liking, re-blogging is always quite welcome. – Cheers, Bob
I was in Daegu, South Korea, last month (Sept 2011) and among the most vivid memories of that two-week trip was a fabulous exhibit of drawings and caricatures on display near the stadium hosting the World Track & Field Championships. Some of these completely blew me away. The one above is by Argentine Alfredo Sabat.
Simply entitled Save the Earth, it was co-sponsored by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification to bring attention to and commemorate the UN’s Decade for Deserts. (That’s happening now, in case you didn’t know.) The exhibit consisted of about 100 pieces donated by established and emerging artists from more than 20 countries. And it left me feeling a little parched. Some really astounding work.
Below, a piece by Oh Youngsik of Korea.
Above and below by Nam Myunglae, also from Korea.
Above, by Spaniard Juli Sanchis Aquado.
Above and below by Iranian Saeed Sadeghi.
This next one was quite apropos to show at a sporting event.
Above, Man and Nature by Ukrainian Alexei Talimonov. Next two below by Makhmud Eshonqulov of Uzbekistan.
The next two by Brazlian Amorim.
And finally, Yang Zaiqi of China.
- ‘Desertification is nearly as critical as climate change’ – The Hindu (thehindu.com)
- Rio+20: Desertification cannot be addressed at local level alone (rtcc.org)
- We’re turning our land to sand (abc.net.au)
- Rio+20: Desertification in Argentina (rtcc.org)
- World Day of Desertification~ Making drylands more resilient with a CASCADE of new research (camel4all.wordpress.com)
- China Battles Desertification (ipsnews.net)