Here Today... exhibition

Client: International Union for Conservation of Nature
Location: London / United Kingdom
Year: 2014
Supervision: Horst Campman


Marking 50 years of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

The common English phrase ‘Here today, gone tomorrow’ stands for all that is fleeting, transient, short-lived and soon to be extinct in our world. Sadly, this also applies to the challenge many species of plants and animals are currently facing.

This November in London, the international contemporary art exhibition Here Today… explores the current state of our environment through diverse perspectives and media: painting, installation, wallpaper, sound, video, dance, music, sculpture and photography. It also presents possible solutions for the future through a multi-sensory, interactive and powerful experience of today’s most powerful and evocative art, experiences and ideas.

With over 50 internationally-celebrated artists and emerging thinkers, Here Today… dares to challenge common perceptions, and empowers visitors to instigate massive change through a programme of events, talks and workshops inspired by this monumental exhibition. The exhibition will tour globally to keep spreading the word.

By shaking off our learned habits, could we change the outcome? What if we could start saying ‘Here today, Here tomorrow!’ Change begins with one thought, one idea and an ambitious inspiring vision – could your next idea be a game-changer? We invite and encourage visitors to step out of their areas of comfort to explore the possibilities.

Here Today... is in support of the IUCN Red List, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. The IUCN Red List has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species. The IUCN aims to increase the number of species assessed from the current 74,000 to 160,000 by 2020.

Here Today… takes on the challenge of raising awareness of today’s most pressing environmental issues, and seeks to raise funds to keep the hundreds of species facing extinction here tomorrow and beyond.

Here Today… is curated by Artwise and supported by Baku Magazine.