Here Today… an art exhibition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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25th November to 17th December 2014 The Old Sorting Office, 21-31 New Oxford Street, London WC1

Here Today is an art exhibition, curated by Artwise, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Here Today.. Featuring Live Music, from Max Dunne and Max Milner, set amongst a unique exhibition about our planet: the voices, visions, and sounds from contemporary artists from around the world, brought together to address global issues that are important to every single one of us.

Private View 15th December 6.30-9pm The Old Sorting Office, 21-31 New Oxford Street, WC1

Featuring the works of world famous artists from including George Condo, Andy Warhol, Gavin Turk, Peter Blake, United Visual Artists, Douglas Gordon, Stephanie Quayle, Gordon Cheung, Oswaldo Macia, Julian Opie, Mariko Mori, Carsten Höller, Diana Thater and many more.

Made possible by Hamish A Jenkinson, Chairman of Free the Children UK

Find Out More About The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species www.iucnredlist.org/about/introduction

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About The Exhibition
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.

About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the Founder and Editor of FAD magazine, ' A curation of the world’s most interesting culture' [PLUS] Art of Conversation: A tri-annual 'no news paper'