Welcome to the multi-artwork Tipping Point – about human possibilities within the planetary boundaries. What can be done? What needs to be done? What needs to be avoided at all costs? And what does art have to do with it?

The acclaimed multi-artwork Tipping Point by the artist duo Bigert & Bergström will be shown in Stockholm June 1–19 June. The artwork is a representation of the complex interplay between the decisions we make today, climate change, the breaking points, and the living conditions of the future. The art installation is accompanied by a seminar series featuring international experts, climate scientists and artists. The seminars will be held at Liljevalchs Art Gallery and aim to explain, reflect as well as discuss the light and darkness of the climate emergency based on one of today's most charged concepts: tipping points. 

Man's inability to deal with the climate crisis is driving the planet's eco- and social system ever closer to collapse. These critical turning points – tipping points – in climate science refer to a change in the climate system that is so great that the equilibrium changes abruptly and does not return to its original state even if the cause of the change disappears. The term is also used in several natural and social sciences to explain the development of threshold points.

The event Tipping Point (the seminars and artwork) is an associated events to the the UN high-level meeting Stockholm + 50 hosted by Sweden and Kenya jointly in the beginning of June. The name alludes to that it is fifty years since the UN's first environmental conference, the Stockholm Conference in 1972, and the ambition with Stockholm+50 is to speed up the pace of the transition to sustainable and green societies, ditto jobs and a sustainable environment for all, where no one is left behind.

Points of reference for the artwork Tipping Point

  • Where: Galärparken (next to “Junibacken”) June 1-19
  • Inauguration ceremony June 1, 5 p.m.
  • Open daily June 2-19, shows every half hour from 11 a.m–3 p.m.
  • Please not June 19 last day

The event is arranged by Global Challenges Foundation in co-operation with the Institute for Future Studies, Liljevalchs Art Gallery and the Swedish Research Council Formas.