Art has never been silent. Artists have always spoken out against any form of injustice, against inequality, against discrimination... and, of course, against the global problem of climate change. Art and Climate Change is a special tour that highlights the role art has played in response to the alterations in nature caused by human actions. The itinerary draws connections between pictures in the Thyssen-Bornemisza collections and the work of artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah, specifically his video installation Purple, on view in the galleries of the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in spring 2018. The featured works were chosen not only for their formal affinity with certain stills from the film, but also because, like Purple, they recall, illustrate and/or stimulate reflection on the destruction of the environment.

Tour artworks