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To mark the beginning of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the EESC presents an online exhibition by the awarded Slovenian photographer Ciril Jazbec, a Leica O.B. winner and recipient of the World Press Photo award for 2021.
The virtual photo exhibition "A decade of climate change" features a series of 25 images which are part of the artist's long term project "Climate Change Resilience".
The official opening is to take place on 8 July with a Live Art Talk web-streamed on Facebook and hosted by the EESC vice-president for communication Cillian Lohan in the presence of the Deputy Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the EU, ambassador Tamara Weingerl Požar, of EESC Slovenian member Neža Repanšek and of the artist himself.
The online exhibition will run from 5 to 30 July 2021. Do not miss the chance to visit it here. (ck)