Since May 28, the Riverside Museum of Art in Beijing has been combining contemporary art and sustainable development with the exhibition Continuous Refle(a)ction (Reflection + Reaction). In this show, which focuses on current environmental protection issues, 34 artists from 18 countries were invited to create an ‘ecological space’ in situ. Among them, the great Chinese artists Yin Xiuzhen and Xu Bing, and also Antti Laitinen, Martin Roth (who died on 14 June), George Steinmann, Zadok Ben-David, Elise Morin… The artworks, installations, and debates explore new materials, new energy sources, and opportunities for recycling in order to imagine a more sustainable and nature-related society. The exhibition seeks to stimulate thinking and discussions about the climate emergency – an approach that resonates with young Chinese who are already strong supporters of zero waste, vegan, and low-carbon movements.

“Continous Refle(a)ction”, Riverside Museum of Art in Beijing, from 28 May to 28 August 2019

Alice Audouin and Lisa Toubas

Crédit: Continuous Refle(a)ction, Elise Morin, East Hongyan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

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