October 24, 2020 – An exhibition titled “Art Ecology- Art for the Oceans” will be held in Zagreb until November 1, 2020.
Plastic and waste that can be seen on sea surfaces make up only 5% of all the waste that can be found in our oceans. According to some research, our oceans and seas are littered with 5 billion pieces of plastic. With this amount of plastic, our planet could wrap around the equator 400 times.
The exhibition titled “Art Ecology- Art for the Oceans” aims to raise awareness about environmental issues and bring the problems regarding Earth pollution closer to people. The exhibition is to be held in Zagreb from October 21 until November 1. The French Cultural Institute, an almost 100-year-old Institute that has been building bridges between Croatian and French cultures, is where the exhibition is hosted. Ocean Alliance Conservation Member (OACM) supports the exhibition together with the French Institute.
The exhibition illustrates images of pollution including various types of rubbish – from old tires, used bathtubs to clothing. Part of the exhibition features sculptures from Stephan Lupino, a Croatian sculptor, painter and photographer. Lupino made his sculptures from a natural material – from the wood he raised to surface himself. All of the photographs and sculptures at the exhibition can be bought and the collected money is going to be donated to various actions related to the cleaning of oceans.
The UN estimates that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans if the world continues with the pollution trend. OACM hopes to raise more awareness and to motivate people to start taking more care of our planet until it is not too late.
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