‘I’m very conscious of art-washing but we have to bloody well do something’: the show tackling air pollution

From a 1661 pamphlet imploring action on smog to works by Tacita Dean and Dryden Goodwin, In the Air gives artistic form to the stuff we draw into our lungsDespite ultra-low emissions regulations, there are still plenty of diesel vans choking up London’s Euston Road, historically one of the most polluted thoroughfares in the country. It is an apt location for an awareness-raising exhibition in the Wellcome Collection, not exactly a breath of fresh air but a bracing, uplifting and potentially reinvigorating exploration of the surprisingly long history of fighting for breath.In the Air mixes works from contemporary artists including… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/may/18/in-the-air-exhibition-pollution-wellcome-collection

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