Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (Sep. 04 - Sep 23rd, 2019), San Francisco, California, United States


Asia Society

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360 Documentation, Documentation, Exhibitions/Audio-visual installations
360 Tour, Cinematography / Camera Work, Content Lead, Photo Documentation

In September 2018, COAL + ICE made its U.S. premiere at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture in San Francisco, inside the 50,000 sq. ft. Festival Pavilion. The exhibition also served as a stage for a three-week festival of events seeking to amplify the conversation about climate change and explore visionary solutions.


COAL + ICE is a documentary photography and video exhibition about climate change that brings together the work of over 40 photographers from around the world to visually narrate the consequences triggered by the continued use of fossil fuels. The exhibition is co-curated by Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and renowned Dutch exhibition designer Jeroen de Vries.

The exhibit consists of roughly 12 multichannel installations and several single channel video features (42 channels total) next to the print exhibit.


COAL + ICE is a project of the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations


Orville Schell, Executive Producer
Jeroen de Vries, Exhibition Designer / Co-Curator
Susan Meiselas, Co-Curator
Leah Thompson, Producer
Tom Corwin, Festival Creative Director
Marlene Saritzky, Festival Creative Director
Chris Hammer, Technical Director
Laura Chang, Associate Producer
Don Kahler, Audio Visual Engineering Lead
Frank Ortmanns, Audio Visual Content Lead
Jillian Schultz, Community Outreach Lead
Noopur Agarwal, Graphic Design Lead
Zoe Westbrook, Event Manager
Varun Mehra, Sustainable Food Consultant
Mark Glynne, Soundtrack Designer
Jonathan Deans, Sound Designer
Jim French, Lighting Designer
Michael Laha, Front of House Manager
Tara Nuth Kajtaniak, Education Coordinator
Tamara Rice, Web Developer
Rembrandt Boswijk, Technical Advisor
René Wissink, Rendering Artist
San Trieu, Junior Graphic Designer

Center on U.S.-China Relations Team
Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director
Laura Chang, Associate Director, U.S. Programs
Ouyang Bin, Associate Director, China Programs
Sara Segal-Williams, Assistant Director
Michael Laha, Program Officer
Muyi Xiao, Visual Editor, ChinaFile

Video by Sasha Schell