Vestlandsutstillingen is committed to the representation of artists and artworks specific to the Western region of Norway. However, the concerns and critiques presented within this exhibition are universal. Although each artwork included here is unique in its conceptual creation and subtleties, themes of ecology and human behavior run throughout the works. The current Anthropocene period is an aged marked primarily by human activity and its subsequent effect on the planet – climate change, weather extremes, ozone depletion, steadily decreasing polar ice caps, and an exponential decline in flora and fauna species. In the midst of the ongoing environmental crisis, the artworks included in Where have we been? offer reflections on human interactions with our environment; past, present, and possible future.