The state of affairs in the Anthropocene
Graphic works from the Woodcut Techniques and Book Art Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź presented in the Koszarowa 19 Gallery.
The Industrial Revolution, which began at the end of the 18th century, has reached unprecedented proportions in our time. Large industrial projects go beyond regional areas in terms of scale and impact, with repercussions that can even reach the global level. Such actions lead to the loss of biodiversity, climate change, changes in the planet's surface, overexploitation of resources and, above all, environmental pollution. Crossing the tipping points in these areas of the ecosystem will lead humanity straight towards the destruction of the Earth and thus on the road to self-destruction.
The aim of the exhibition is to draw attention to this problem and to make the sensitive viewer see the big picture. The display features graphic works selected from among the many curricular projects of the students of the Woodcut Techniques and Book Art Studio, as well as works prepared by the teachers who run the Studio.
Among the presented graphics there are some that relate directly to the world of nature, as well as others that contain deep content regarding a wide range of human activities in the natural environment and show its impact on it.