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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 [...]

Exhibition|

What is eco-design?

Eco-design derives from life cycle analysis, which appeared in the 1970s. It is officially defined as: ‘integrating environmental characteristics into product design to improve its environmental performance throughout its life cycle’ (2009 European eco-design directive). In other words, through eco-design, progress to significantly reduce environmental impacts can be identified and implemented in all human activities. [...]

Eco-design|

Conversation with the artist Sissel Tolaas

Art of Change 21 - You have been working on the topic of smell for nearly thirty years, across disciplines and continents, what inspires you? Sissel Tolaas - What makes us human is that we have emotions. We are neither using our senses nor our emotions enough to understand the complexities of the world we [...]

Interview|

What are the main environmental impacts of a contemporary work of art?

This general question is the common thread of this new section, which seeks to understand and reduce these impacts. To start with, they are distributed throughout the ‘life cycle’ of an artwork – from design to production, then when it is being exhibited, conserved, and if there is one, at its end-of-life. Only an overview can [...]

Eco-design|

Places of the unexplored by Jakob Kudsk Steensen

Danish artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen is interested in how technology and ecology can work together. Accustomed to reviving extinct landscapes and ecosystems using technology tools and virtual reality (3D animations, sound and immersive installations), the artist is currently working on his latest project 'Places of the unexplored'. This involves documenting life forms in salt marshes shaped by crystallisation, [...]

One SDG, one project|

A fair and united way of being in the world

At a time when a massive wave of uprisings is denouncing police violence, racism and social injustice, following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery in the US, or Adama Traoré in France, major environmental players are joining forces to give this movement an new dimension: its link with global warming. 350, [...]

Other|

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 [...]

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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|