Leandro Erlich poses for a picture in front of his temporary installation 'Order of Importance' in Miami Beach. AFP
On Miami Beach, more than 60 cars sculpted out of sand are drawing attention at this year's Art Basel international festival, but the aim of their creator is as much about raising awareness of climate change as tickling art lovers' palates.
The sand cars, which form what looks like a traffic jam sinking into the world-famous beach, have proven a favourite with visitors who snap selfies in front of the installation, entitled "Order of Importance" and created by 46-year-old Argentine sculptor Leandro Erlich.
Erlich told reporters Monday the work is a reflection on the crisis the world is facing due to climate change and "our responsibility, our implication in the events that are starting to happen to the planet."
The title "has to do with understanding what our priorities are right now and thinking about our future," he said.
The artist was walking among the sand cars with Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, who congratulated Erlich on capturing the contradictory nature of Miami Beach, which is built on a fragile barrier island and facing numerous challenges from climate change, yet also reliant on tourism.
"For someone to be able to create a confluence of these things, the environment, the urbanization, the ecology, so that a person walking by can see it and experience it and think about it in his own way is something spectacular," said Gelber.
Erlich is best known for his work Dalston House, an optical illusion in which he placed a huge mirror at an angle in front of the life-sized replica of a house's facade, giving visitors the sense they were hanging off the building's wall.
Another work featured an illusory swimming pool that allowed people to look like they were walking, fully clothed, under water.
Toledo who usually creates sculptures and jewellery out of metal hopes to create an exhibition exploring the painful impact of the virus with his new project.
Under the pen name "Quino" he created Mafalda in 1964, and the strip became popular in newspapers across Latin America, Europe and much of Asia before being turned into books.
Even if humanity sharply reduces the fossil fuel pollution that drives global warming, more than a third of the planet's sandy shorelines could disappear by then.
A Palestinian grandmother, Jihad Batu, 85, was enrolled in school for the first time when he was 12 but had to quit school because of the displacement of Palestinians in 1948.
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Noting the impact of hundreds of films, particularly animation, and workshops offered by SIFF to stimulate young imaginations, Masoud Amralla Al Ali said that the festival has been nurturing a deep love and understanding of cinematic arts in children and youth.