In conversation with the artists duo Bigert & Bergström

Art of change 21 - Your work has dealt with ecological issues since the 90s. How did that begin? Bigert & Bergström - We met when we were students at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. We were both regular visitors to the Biological Museum in the city which has been there since 1893. [...]

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In conversation with the artist Lin May Saeed

Art of change 21 - How are you feeling and coping with the Coronavirus crisis? Lin May Saeed - I'm okay, but I think about it a lot. The feelings of powerlessness that go hand in hand with the restrictions of everyday life, which are obviously new to many, seem to contribute to radicalization. As [...]

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Conversation with the artist Manish Nai

Art of Change 21 - How did you start using recycled materials in your work? Manish Nai - Collecting old stuff is my hobby and obsession. In my daily life I am overwhelmed by it! It is time for us to understand how and why we consume the way we do and face up to [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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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Interview of the artist Suzanne Husky

Art of Change 21 - What’s new with you?   Suzanne Husky - There’s plenty! I’m going to work with Beaux-Arts de Montpellier art school and study for a Master’s in food and biodiversity, focusing on permaculture and ecofeminism. I’m taking action locally through an agricultural programme, standing for the next municipal elections, in my village [...]

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Interview of the artist Thijs Biersteker

Art of Change 21 – What’s new with you? Thijs Biersteker – Right now, there’s so much going on! I’ve just finished two group shows – Nous les arbres (Trees) at Fondation Cartier, where my outdoor digital installation revealed how trees react to the environment thanks to a series of sensors – and – Continuous Refle(a)ction in Beijing, [...]

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Interview of the artist Janet Laurence

Art of Change 21 - What is news with you? Janet Laurence - I am observing the fast falling avalanche of disasters being actioned by man upon the planet on top of accelerating climate change. This creates a sense of urgency and I see vividly the importance of acting through my art. I am working with [...]

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