Oliver Ressler. Barricading the Ice Sheets

For the first time in Estonia, Tallinn Art Hall presents artist Oliver Ressler’s remarkable recent body of work, Barricading the Ice Sheets (2019–2022), that sheds critical light on the climate justice movements in Europe and beyond. The exhibition explores global warming and the climate justice movement and its relationship with art. The title of the exhibition refers to the true state of emergency faced by climate justice and the scope of the planned activity. The action of barricading the melting ice sheets is impossible in actuality. And yet, in the face of this, the movement, deeply aware of the stakes of the interlacing threats to our planet, is endeavouring to achieve what has never been done before. For the exhibition, the artist has captured and documented some of the commendable initiatives of the climate movement.