In the early 1990s, after the Berlin Wall fell and following 40 years of Cold War marred by multiple conflicts across the planet, it was the dawn of a new hope for the world. Today, the world has been left wanting. Drama and trauma continues to pile up, and in the crosshairs are ecological disasters that have gradually become a part of our routine. With a lot of faith and commitment, Kim Levin asks a fundamental question: how can contemporary artists represent these disasters, or better yet, how can art play a role in raising awareness about the harm happening today? Without appealing to the spectacular or entering into a trauma bidding contest, that is.