Otobong Nkanga, Landversation

Organising conversations about relationships with the land around a table that gathers objects created during the talking – the artist Otobong Nkanga came up with this bright idea for the 2014 São Paulo Art Biennial, which has since come to China, the Lebanon, and soon to Bangladesh. For its first edition in Brazil, Nkanga created an unprecedented [...]

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Interview of the artist Lionel Sabatté

Art of Change 21 - How did your relationship with the environment build up? Lionel Sabatté - It started with my desire to represent the structure of society. The subway dust I used at the beginning, for instance, to create my Pack of Wolves in 2011, first symbolises the fact we are all interconnected. It [...]

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Worlds’ explorations with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Tomás Saraceno

"More than humans", showing from 25 September to 1 December 2019 at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, entrusts the discovery of an exo- and eco-centered world to a mighty duo composed of Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Tomás Saraceno. In this exhibition, they combine their awareness of disappearing biodiversity and appetite for unexplored worlds to forge new relationships with species, time, and [...]

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Manish Nai, “A History of Gestures”

Manish Nai is a leading figure in Indian contemporary art. A fan of upcycling, he seizes upon used clothing, newspapers, and other everyday consumer goods in major Indian cities to shed light on their social, demographic, environmental, and economic narratives. Presented at the Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago, these new works retain the artist’s personal take on minimalism and reflect his increasingly mature [...]

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“Back to the sources”, artificial intelligence and nature

The sound installation "Retour aux sources" by Mouawad Laurier, a duet composed by Maya Mouawad and Cyril Laurier, has been showing since 18 September and will continue for the next ten years at Maison Ruinart in Reims. This poetic sound work, brilliantly combining artificial intelligence and nature, functions like a vital organ nestled in the chalk [...]

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