NEW YEAR, RENEWED ENERGY: GLOBAL SHOWS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

In 2022, the art world, seemingly fully recovered from the pandemic, was dominated, once again, by the issue of the climate crisis. In the context of an angry civil society, symbolized by Just Stop Oil’s museum protests, 2022 was a watershed year, with numerous new ecological commitments made by arts institutions, such as the Venice [...]

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EXHIBITIONS IN FRANCE: SYMBIOSIS AT WORK

After a scorching summer, October was the hottest month since records began back in 1945. These upheavals, which continue to increase and prematurely exceed irreversible thresholds, are also accelerating reflection and artistic creation. The idea of fragility takes up an important place in the French current art scene, being at the heart of the 16th [...]

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10 ARTISTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT IN FRANCE

After the summer break, artists committed to the environment take center stage. Here are 10 new solo exhibitions to be discovered..while waiting for the next issue with a detailed article on exhibitions in France! Mauro Bordin Eden SONO Gallery, Paris, from 2nd September to 29th October 2022 Elsa Guillaume Thinking about the immortality of the [...]

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FALL 2022: ART WILL NOT COOL DOWN AFTER A SCORCHING HOT SUMMER

Summer is coming to an end and we will remember it for a long time as it marked a turning point for record-breaking temperatures everywhere on the planet. It was simply impossible to turn our gaze away from the climatic urgency and its dramatic consequences for biodiversity and our lives. No wonder, then, that artists [...]

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VENICE BIENNALE 2022: THE POWER OF DREAMS

The 2022 Venice Biennale (April 23 – November 27) bears witness to a shift in our era, both in the eyes of its curator Cecilia Alemani and in the proposals of the various international pavilions and collateral exhibitions. This edition, with the eloquent title “The Milk of Dreams”, inspired by the title of a book [...]

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ITS SINK OR SWIM FOR THE ARTWORLD

Like the jellyfish and algae proliferating in the Venetian lagoon underneath this year’s Biennale (read our article on the 2022 Venice Biennale here), the number of exhibitions on environmental issues, more thankfully, continues to grow. In particular, water and marine ecosystems are the subject of numerous new biennales, shows, and art spaces. Back on land, [...]

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Twenty exhibitions in France seek out a new equilibrium in the living world

The year 2022 promises to be an excellent year in France for art news relating to ecology and the environment, as highlighted in this first overview of the exhibitions over the coming months. Not just in Paris, but all around France, more than twenty exhibitions can attest to a less egocentric vision of humankind relative [...]

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COP26 Falters, Art Restarts 

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the famous 1972 Meadows report: “Limits to growth”. Given that the limits in the report have already been surpassed while business continues “as normal”, highlighted by the relative failure of the COP26 last November, the current international exhibitions and biennales are pushing the “reset” button.  The M Leuven museum [...]

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Biocenosis21: success at the IUCN Congress

From September 3 to 11, the Art of Change 21 association (publisher of Impact Art News) presented Biocenosis21 , a contemporary art exhibition on the theme of biodiversity, at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. After Korea and the United States, it was France's turn to host this quadrennial congress in Marseille, which brings together thousands [...]

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An artistic fall season that reveals an increased interest in ecological issues

Environmental themes are increasingly present in the artistic field, both in the context of biennial e s and of group and solo shows. Might the greater dynamism of Berlin, Copenhagen, Montreal or Moscow on these topics be explained by their geographical position , since global warming is more advanced and more visible in the Northern [...]

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