The Autumn artistic season is green

From Paris to Marseille, the arts return after the summer break under the sign of the Anthropocene, like a mirror image of COVID-19, a symptom of an annexed wild world, heat waves, droughts and fires that are accelerating in the world. The month of September in Paris offers a real crossover of exhibitions placing great [...]

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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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Immersion in a planetary consciousness with Olafur Eliasson

After the Modern Tate in London, Olafur Eliasson left for Switzerland and Spain with two new solo exhibitions: Symbiotic seeing, which showed at the Kunsthaus in Zurich until 22 March and In real life, running at the Guggenheim in Bilbao up to the 21 June. The artist ambassador of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) plunges visitors into immersive [...]

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Tomorrow, what forms of life on Earth?

Heike Munder, director of the Migros Museum in Zurich, Switzerland and Suad Garayeva-Maleki, director of the YARAT Contemporary Art Space in Baku, Azerbaijan, are the two curators of a two-part exhibition devoted to environmental issues. Starting with a critical analysis of the linear and productivist approach adopted by humans to exploit nature, the first part [...]

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Towards a new era with Tomás Saraceno

Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno, whose research in response to the ecological crisis regularly shakes up the art world, needs no introduction. Exhibiting in Italy at Palazzo Strozzi since 22 February, as part of his solo exhibition Aria, Saraceno places Man no longer at the centre of the world but as part of a universe where each component interacts in [...]

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‘Cruelty Free’ art

Showing at the Clark Art Institute from 27 June to 12 October  2020, this is the first solo exhibition of Lin May Saeed’s work in the US.s Animal rights, a theme central to the ouput of this German artist with Iraqi origins, will be approached both softly and vigorously, through sculptures in the style of Mesopotamian bas-reliefs, and with scenes [...]

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Humans – non-humans: for a new story

Conceiving and experiencing emotion, intelligence, and subjectivity beyond the human sphere is vital for building a new culture that no longer objectifies nature. The international exhibition Feel nature from the inside at the Moderna Museet in Malmö, Sweden, is thus rethinking the natural world, supported by an interdisciplinary programme of conferences, seminars, and performances. Among the artists exhibiting: Ursula [...]

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A new kind of weather forecast

What will the weather be like tomorrow? This is the question answered by a new kind of weather forecast imagined by four artists: Janne Nabb & Maria Teeri (Finland), Ane Graff (Norway), and Ingela Ihrman (Sweden). Weather Report – Forecasting Future, the remarkable exhibition in the Nordic Pavilion during the last Venice Biennale, will show in Kiasma, [...]

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“Conversing with Leaves”, by Uriel Orlow

By making trees and plants witnesses of the great moments in the history of humanity, Uriel Orlow invites visitors to consider them as both narrators and protagonists of the events that mark our lives. Colonialism, apartheid, migration flows... our plant friends have always been caught in the crossfire of our power struggles, be they political, economic, or [...]

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Paris, the new capital of art and ecology?

With Le vent se lève (The wind gets up), the MAC-VAL museum will highlight those of its acquisitions that question the relations between humanity and Mother Earth. Fondation EDF will also open Courants verts, Créer pour l’environnement (Green currents, creating for the environment), featuring works by committed artists in the face of the Anthropocene epoch, an essential notion for art [...]

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