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leandro erlich raises climate change awareness with traffic jam installation in miami

anyone who’s been in miami for art week in december knows that the massive contemporary art bonanza is fun but that the traffic chaos it creates is annoying — to say the least — especially at the beach.

 (above) image © leandro erlich studio
(above) image © leandro erlich studio

juliana neira

for the 2019 edition of miami art week, the city of miami beach presents a surreal public art installation by argentinian conceptual artist leandro erlich called order of importance that aims to raise awareness on this problem and its relation to climate change.

set on miami’s oceanfront at lincoln road, order of importance by leandro erlich recasts our 21st century reality as 66 life-sized sculptures of cars and trucks queue at an imaginary stand still. shaped in sand, the artwork gives a sense of the fragile moment we’re living and takes us into the future as this could easily be a future relic of our civilization.

image © designboom
image © designboom

‘climate change and its consequences are no longer a matter of perspective or opinion,’ comments leandro erlich. ‘the climate crisis has become an objective problem that requires immediate solutions. as an artist, I am in a constant struggle to make people aware of this reality, in particular, the idea that we cannot shrink away from our responsibilities to protect the planet.’

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