Support: Monumental Hands Rise from the Water in Venice to Highlight Climate Change (10 Pics)

Artist Lorenzo Quinn just finished the installation of a monumental sculpture for the 2017 Venice Biennale. Titled Support, the piece depicts a pair of gigantic hands rising from the water to support the sides of the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel, a visual statement of the impact of climate change and rising sea levels on the historic city.

It is a visual statement, that people need to repond to global warming appropriately before it’s too late. “Venice is a floating art city that has inspired cultures for centuries,” Lorenzo Quinn told Halcyon Gallery. “But to continue to do so it needs the support of our generation and future ones, because it is threatened by climate change and time decay.”

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Global warming is a ticking bomb that we need to defuse before it explodes. To raise awareness about this modern issue, Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn has built a monumental sculpture for the 2017 Venice Art Biennale.

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Global warming is a ticking bomb that we need to defuse before it explodes. To raise awareness about this modern issue, Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn has built a monumental sculpture for the 2017 Venice Art Biennale.

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Global warming is a ticking bomb that we need to defuse before it explodes. To raise awareness about this modern issue, Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn has built a monumental sculpture for the 2017 Venice Art Biennale.

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Global warming is a ticking bomb that we need to defuse before it explodes. To raise awareness about this modern issue, Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn has built a monumental sculpture for the 2017 Venice Art Biennale.

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Global warming is a ticking bomb that we need to defuse before it explodes. To raise awareness about this modern issue, Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn has built a monumental sculpture for the 2017 Venice Art Biennale.

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Global warming is a ticking bomb that we need to defuse before it explodes. To raise awareness about this modern issue, Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn has built a monumental sculpture for the 2017 Venice Art Biennale.

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Global warming is a ticking bomb that we need to defuse before it explodes. To raise awareness about this modern issue, Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn has built a monumental sculpture for the 2017 Venice Art Biennale.

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Global warming is a ticking bomb that we need to defuse before it explodes. To raise awareness about this modern issue, Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn has built a monumental sculpture for the 2017 Venice Art Biennale.

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Global warming is a ticking bomb that we need to defuse before it explodes. To raise awareness about this modern issue, Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn has built a monumental sculpture for the 2017 Venice Art Biennale.

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Global warming is a ticking bomb that we need to defuse before it explodes. To raise awareness about this modern issue, Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn has built a monumental sculpture for the 2017 Venice Art Biennale.

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