UNCCD COP 13 Revive the Earth Green Core I
‘Planting for Hope, Land for Life’

The 13th UN Conference on the Desertification Convention will be held at the International Convention and Exhibition Center in Inner Mongolia, Ordos, China. This exhibition, in which 56 artists exhibited a total of 89 works, displays 82 images including paintings, photographs, cartoons, caricatures, and seven images of anti-desertification activities of environmental organizations through 12 screens. It has been co-hosted by the Future Forest Corporation (President: Kwon Byung-hyun), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and the Federation of National Youths of China, which have been planting trees in the desert for more than 10 years. Hosted by China International Youth Exchange Center, , Supported by the Forestry Bureau, and organized by China Mineral & Apparatus Exhibition, Forest China and other organizations. In this exhibition, Secretary General of the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said, "It has been more than 10 years since the future forest and the UNCCD were established. It is remarkable that the effort to plant trees in the lasting desert continues. I am glad that we have exhibited at the exhibition hall in May, where the future forests have been planted after the UN headquarters exhibition last year. " It was planned by Kim Seung-min, a curator who organized exhibitions dealing with social issues such as the 2009 climate change photo exhibition <Interview with the Earth> and the 2016 Jikji International Festival theme exhibition. It will provide deserialization and land degradation and artists' gaze to global desertification prevention decision-makers and entrepreneurs attending the conference, and maximize awareness of the necessity and urgency of land protection.

The video work, Becoming Horse, Becoming Mineral, was produced exclusively for this exhibition.



2017 UNCCD COP 13
Ordos International Convention and Exhibition Centre
Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China
September 6-16, 2017
Curated by Stephanie Seungmin Kim

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