The ‘A Few Degrees More’ exhibition at the Leopold Museum shows how disruptive a few degrees can be.
Visitors to the Leopold Museum in Vienna, Austria, may be surprised to find that some of the gallery’s paintings are hung at an angle.
“You know, you can see that there is something wrong with these paintings,” says Claudia Michl of Climate Change Centre Austria, a climate change research network. “All the paintings are hung a little crooked.”
She says these tilted artworks are no accident. They’re part of a project called “A Few Degrees More (will turn the world into an uncomfortable place).”
By tipping the paintings by a few degrees, the museum is calling attention to the risk caused by a few degrees of global warming. The tilted works depict European landscapes, such as the Alps and the Normandy coast, by artists including Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele…