• ‘Climate in Crisis: Environmental Change in the Indigenous Americas’, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, 14 February 2020 – 20 June 2021

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    ‘Climate in Crisis: Environmental Change in the Indigenous Americas’, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, 14 February 2020 – 20 June 2021

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‘Climate in Crisis: Environmental Change in the Indigenous Americas’ is on display at The Brooklyn Museum until June 20, 2021. By drawing on more than 60 artworks spanning 2,800 years, the exhibition exposes how Indigenous communities of the Americas continue to be affected by environmental destruction driven by colonialism, and promotes Indigenous perspectives to inform more sustainable relationships with the natural world. This review highlights the exhibition’s importance in relation to recent developments in ecocritical art history and environmental activism, but criticises the limitations to the curators’ critiques of colonial conventions and the racial biases of the art world.

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03 Dec 2020