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The Institute of Critical Zoologists (ICZ), by Robert Zhao Renhui

At first sight it appears to be a serious institute bringing zoologists together. But a closer look reveals a few peculiarities. First, its founder, Robert Zhao Renhui, is an artist. Then, the focus of his studies is strange: “Everything that tends to be ignored in zoological research”. Founded in 2008, this institute uses experimentation, creativity and [...]

One SDG, one project|

Conversation with the artist Jérémy Gobé

Art of Change 21 - How are you feeling and coping with the coronavirus crisis? Jérémy Gobé - Like a brutal stop. Before the confinement arrived, I had 5 scheduled exhibitions, I was stressed and overworked. I realize that this race is a form of precariousness, which prevents taking breaks, assessments, and it is all [...]

Interview|

Covid-19 : Digital takeover

The sharp slowdown in artistic activity is currently being offset by a digital effervescence that is disrupting usual hierarchies, promoting a new kind of solidarity, and offering unique and intimate access to artists. In the jungle of live videos on Instagram, mobile apps, virtual tours, augmented realities, webinars, Instagram takeovers and new #  emerging on [...]

Other|

New Section: Eco-design

Impact Art News is delighted to launch a new section called ‘Eco-design’. The Covid crisis is giving rise to many questions on the environmental impacts of art. In response, Art of Change 21 has decided to share its knowledge and experience on art and sustainability, and explore technical questions with the help of Solinnen, a partner with [...]

Eco-design|

Extinct in the Wild, by Michael Wang

New York-based artist and architect Michael Wang is not only one of the most interesting artists of our times, but he is also an outstanding expert on the IUCN Red List! His ongoing project, Extinct in the Wild, brings together flora and fauna that are no longer found naturally, but are cultivated and continue to flourish exclusively in [...]

One SDG, one project|

Conversation with the artist Otobong Nkanga

Art of Change 21 - How are you feeling and coping with the coronavirus crisis? Otobong Nkanga - I am in a fog and it still feels too early for me to comment, to put together clear and precise words about it. I experience the situation as if in mourning and I also feel fear. [...]

Interview|

Cooperation and solidarity between artists

The spirit of cooperation of the finalists of the last Turner Prize had left its mark. Sharing, earning less, but winning together, is an attitude which was also put forward by the young artist Jérémy Gobé during the roundtable "Does art warm the climate?” organized by Art of Change 21: “We are placed in a [...]

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Mask Crusaders by Camille Henrot, Shabd Simon-Alexander and others

SPECIAL COVID-19 Mask Crusaders is an efficient and generous project co-created by Camille Henrot, Shabd Simon-Alexander, Julia Weist and JoJo Li along with other artists and medical professionals. Its objective is to provide frontline workers (as caregivers) with protective gear as quickly as possible. The appeal is clear and simple: ‘Artists, institutions, workshops, and operatives – your extra masks, gloves [...]

One SDG, one project|

Conversation with the artists Lucy and Jorge Orta

Art of Change 21 - What is your experience and analysis of the current pandemic? Lucy et Jorge Orta - It reflects all the disruption that has been accumulating for some time, the consequences of our behavior that has gone too far. It may be an accident, but it’s hardly a surprise. Problems precede epidemics. [...]

Interview|

When will we emerge from the Penumbral Age?

With its new exhibition The Penumbral Age, Art in the Time of Planetary Change, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw explores fifty years of creativity during the "shadow age", our current-day era marked by the advancing ecological crisis. What solutions to the irreversible? Can new forms of empathy emerge from chaos? Renowned figures in the fields [...]

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