Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy

22 Apr — 30 May 2017 at the MoCP in Chicago, United States

28 APRIL 2017
Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy. Courtesy of MoCP
Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy. Courtesy of MoCP

Petcoke:Tracing Dirty Energy features MoCP commissioned works by artists in response to the environmental and public health impact of petcoke, a dust-like waste product containing carbon, toxic heavy metals, and other dangerous compounds resulting from oil refining processes in the Chicago region and beyond.

In addition to photography, the exhibiting artists use multi-channel video installations, sculptural objects and interactive maps to document and inspire action around the often-overlooked relationship between the growing petcoke industry and climate change. Initially exhibited from Jul 21 — Oct 9, 2016 at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, this is a second installment of the exhibition, taking place in the three venues listed below on the Southeast side of Chicago:

SkyART located at 3026 E. 91st Street South Chicago YMCA located at 3039 East 91st Street Chicago Public Library, South Chicago Branch located at 9055 S. Houston Ave.

This exhibition was created in partnership with the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), the Southeast Environmental Task Force (SETF), and the Sotheastside Coalition to Ban Petcoke. The exhibition is organized by Natasha Egan, MoCP Executive Director and Karen Irvine, MoCP Deputy Director and Chief Curator.