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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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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Maskbook by Wen Fang and Art of Change 21

SPECIAL COVID-19 Since 2015, the Chinese artist Wen Fang and the association Art of Change 21* have been mobilizing the creativity of artists and citizens on the link between health and the environment, with the Maskbook project which they co-created together and which uses the protective mask as its symbol. The project has already mobilized thousands of citizens from more [...]

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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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Los Almendros De Ibiza by Sophie Stinglhamber

Los Almendros De Ibiza is a project on the repercussions of the ecological crisis on the island of Ibiza, and its almond trees in particular. On Ibiza, almond trees are dying – ebecause of are extremely old, of global warming, but above all indifference, but also from global warming, and above all from indifference. This project [...]

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