Friday, February 6, 2009

Is art the locomotive or the (non-existent) caboose of green movement?

There was an interesting non-participant in the 2nd World Future Energy Summit, held in Abu Dhabi Jan. 19-21, 2009.

Almost 17,000 people from 79 countries visited the summit, which included 359 exhibitors and 729 members of the press.

The program for the conference was extensive.

One thing I did not see, however, was any section on art included or mentioned in the website for this conference. Nor did I see any artists included in the exhibitors.

Let's follow up and keep an eye on this trend.

Meanwhile, the next edition will be the European Future Energy Forum, scheduled for June 9-11 in Bilbao, in the Basque region of Spain. Since the Basque region has minimal energy resources, a situation of energy urgency might easy to visualize. We'll be following the art content of this forum also.

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