Brazilian Environmental Artist Brings Ice Figurine Installation to Middlebury Campus

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Brazilian artist Néle Azevedo has become known internationally for an unusual and fleeting installation. She enlists the public—whoever is nearby and willing—to help her place thousands of small, frozen ice figurines she has molded of men and women, side-by-side, to create a short-lived crystal community. The work has been "performed" in several large cities, evoking the fragility of an environment threatened by global warming. She calls the project Minimum Monument: Art as Emergency.

On October 23, Azevedo brought a smaller version of her work to Middlebury as part of the U.S premiere of the exhibit. Full article here.