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Douglas Gordon, Play Dead; Real Time, 2003 (courtesy of the artist and Studio Lost But Found, Berlin)

Douglas Gordon,
Play Dead; Real Time, 2003 (courtesy of the artist and Studio Lost But Found, Berlin)

A unique and important art exhibition has opened at The Old Sorting Office in the heart of London to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The IUCN Red List of Threatened and Endangered Species, entitled “Here Today….”

Stephanie Quayle, Congress, 2014.   (courtesy of the artist and TJ Boulting Gallery)

Stephanie Quayle, Congress, 2014.
(courtesy of the artist and TJ Boulting Gallery)

Curated by international curatorial collective Artwise, the exhibition includes specially commissioned interactive installations and artist’s rooms, and features the works of world famous artists from a variety of international backgrounds and range of media. The Old Sorting Office has been transformed to take visitors on a journey of artworks on endangered species and environmental concern from artists including Tracey Emin, Andy Warhol, Gavin Turk, Sir Peter Blake and more.

Julian Opie, Apple Tree, 2012 (courtesy of the artist)

Julian Opie,
Apple Tree, 2012 (courtesy of the artist)

Upon entry into the exhibition, visitors are immersed into a unique exploration of the escalating extinction crisis and the current pressure that humanity is placing on the planet. The aim of the exhibition is to raise vital funds for the IUCN, while raising the public’s awareness of the fragility of the planet’s ecosystems and the drastic consequences that can prevail if we fail to take responsibility and action.

Leyla Aliyeva, Life, 2014 (courtesy of the artist)

Leyla Aliyeva,
Life, 2014 (courtesy of the artist)

The exhibition will also boast a social hub, providing a central London location to relax, catch-up with friends and participate in a series of workshops and discussions from prominent artists, curators and conservation experts.

Ackroyd & Harvey, Living Skin, 1992/2014 (courtesy of the artists)

Ackroyd & Harvey,
Living Skin, 1992/2014 (courtesy of the artists)

The exhibition will be open to the public in London until 17th December and will then tour to prominent art capitals in the world, completing its journey at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, designed by Zaha Hadid.

For more information, please visit www.heretoday.org.

Exhibition Details

Dates: 25th November – 17th December 2014
Address: The Old Sorting Office, 21-33 New Oxford Street, London
Opening Times: Monday – Wednesday: 11-7pm, Thursday – Friday: 11-8pm,
Saturday / Sunday: 11-6pm
Admission: Free for all ages