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EXHIBITIONS IN FRANCE: GALLERIES REINFORCE THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL ENGAGEMENT

The winter exhibition season in France is a precious opportunity to apprehend the ecological upheavals underway, and to discover how artists are increasingly engaging with subjects related to the environment and nature. While cultural institutions question their practices, including the Museum of Modern Art, Paris with its programme “Décroître est un moment de création” (‘Degrowth [...]

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IN CONVERSATION WITH TOMÀS SARACENO

Tomás Saraceno was born in Argentina in 1972. Head of an independent laboratory of artistic and scientific experimentation, the artist talks to us about his projects and his environmental commitments. With a research department devoted entirely to the "Arachnophilia"* project, the Studio Tomás Saraceno pulls us into the world of spiders and their webs, probing [...]

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EXHIBITIONS IN FRANCE: A PHYTO-SENSITIVE SUMMER

In France this summer, arts programming offers a plentiful encounter with artists, designers, and photographers alerted to the issues of global warming and our relationship to the living world, including a proliferation of scientific collaborations, and on-site experiences. A truly multi-disciplinary approach can be seen to be developing in exhibition production, with a greater consideration [...]

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INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS: ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL CHALLENGES IN DIALOGUE

The end of 2023 is marked by an increasing intertwining of social and environmental themes. In Latin America, the very first Amazon Biennial, the São Paulo Biennial, and the MASP highlight indigenous artists intrinsically connected to the environment and biodiversity. These indigenous experiences also enrich a broader eco-feminist movement with a significant audience, particularly at [...]

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IN CONVERSATION WITH THU-VAN TRAN

Thu-Van Tran was born in 1979 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She lives and works in France. She was recently awarded the Rosa Schapire Art Prize 2023 by the Freunde der Kunsthalle in Hamburg. How do you consider your artistic practice with regard to the issues linked to the climate crisis? My artistic interventions [...]

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IN CONVERSATION WITH RIMINI PROTOKOLL

Daniel Wetzel is cofounder of the theatre-label Rimini Protokoll, together with Helgard Haug and Stefan Kaegi. Based in Berlin, they have created over 300 works over two decades, in public spaces, theatres, art centres and museums, including CCCB, Garage Museum, MAAT, Royal Academy of Arts and many more. Stefano Vendramin: In your works, you interrogate [...]

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AT COP28, ART CONFRONTS CLIMATE

On November 30, COP28 opened, the most important gathering in the world on climate change. The same day, Alserkal Avenue, one of Dubai's principal art centres, unveiled “Melting Point”, an exhibition prepared for COP28 by Franco-Swiss artist Julian Charrière. Two monumental fountains ablaze occupied its exterior courtyard, whilst inside, visitors could sink into the depths [...]

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ART AND ECO-DESIGN: THE FRENCH TOUCH

All the indicators are in the red, whether they’re signaling climate, biodiversity or pollution. Marked by heatwaves, 2022 was the hottest year on record, providing undeniable proof that global warming is accelerating. Faced with these issues, an increasing number of artists are concerned about the environmental impact of their art. They have realised that the [...]

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SUMMER EXHIBITIONS IN FRANCE: THE ENVIRONMENT AT THE ZENITH

During the summer period, the environment shines at the heart of key large-scale exhibitions, led by lille3000 and the Palais de Tokyo. Alongside these two highlights, a number of exhibitions confirm the rooting of environmental themes in artistic practices. At a time when cities and cultural institutions are experimenting with new processes to reduce their [...]

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ECO-DESIGNED ART FAIRS: RESULTS FROM ART PARIS 

The Art Paris fair brought together 130 modern and contemporary art galleries from 7 to 10 April 2022 at the Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris. Directed by Guillaume Piens and organised by France Conventions, the fair took advantage of its 25th anniversary to take a strong turn in terms of environmental commitment. In addition to highlighting [...]

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