Exhibition hire (Barbican Immersive)
Our Time on Earth
Our Time on Earth is a major exhibition celebrating the power of global creativity to transform the conversation around the climate emergency.
Highlighting the need for collaboration across disciplines to tackle the climate emergency, Our Time on Earth explores positive possibilities for existing on Earth, while also looking at the role technology plays in deepening our understanding and connection to the natural world.
With 18 immersive installations and interactive digital works, the exhibition presents a global view across three interconnected sections: Belong, Imagine and Engage.
Featuring works by leading practitioners including the design studio Superflux, architects BuildX, artist Victoria Vesna, film director Liam Young, indigenous-led collectives Selvagem and Choose Earth; alongside innovative commissions created by newly formed collaborations such as The Sanctuary of the Unseen Forest by digital art collective Marshmallow Laser Feast with bio-leadership project co-founder Andres Roberts, Queer Ecology by Colombian biologist Brigitte Baptiste and the Institute of Digital Fashion (IoDF), and The World Beneath Our Feet by author, journalist, and environmental activist George Monbiot with creative innovation studio Holition. Our Time on Earth encourages visitors to take an active role in understanding the climate emergency and leave feeling empowered to make positive change.
The exhibition was produced and curated by the Barbican with Guest Curators FranklinTill, and co-produced by Musée de la civilisation, Québec City, Canada.
Massachusetts, USA (17 Feb 2024 - 9 Jun 2024)
Québec City, Canada (14 Jun 2023 - 7 Jan 2024)
London, UK (5 May 2022 - 29 Aug 2022)
Guest Curators: Caroline Till & Kate Franklin
Associate Curator: Luke Kemp
Assistant Curator: Anna Holsgrove
Professor Myles Allen
Professor Carole Collet
Musée de la civilisation, Québec City, Canada
Minimum three months
July 2024 - onwards
c. 1,000 – 1,500 m2, minimum ceiling height required: 3.5 m
Hire fee includes
Loan fee; exhibition structure and vitrines; crates; audio visual equipment; objects; rights clearance and licenses; texts in British English in a printable digital format; advice on layout and design; and advice on installation and removal.
Hire fee excludes
Barbican staff travel, accommodation and per diems; Exhibition inbound transport (3 x 40ft sea container); exhibition spatial and graphic adaptation; text translation; gallery preparation and lighting; all operational costs including press and marketing.
Please note that Barbican touring exhibitions can only be reserved through formal contracts, letters of intent and payment of a deposit.