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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Interview of the artist Mark Dion

Art of Change 21 - What projects are you currently working on? Mark Dion - I’m always juggling a dozen or so projects at any given time. Some are close to completion and others are years off! I’m constantly developing new ideas and working with new institutions. Unlike some of my peers from my generation I am [...]

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Interview of the artist Agnieszka Kurant

Art of Change 21 - What’s new with you? Agnieska Kurant - This month I was awarded the Frontier Art Prize – an annual $100,000 award established in 2017 by the World Frontiers Forum and the VIA Art Fund. My works – entitled The Seventh Continent and centered on questions around the Anthropocene – are currently on view at [...]

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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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