Impact Art News is a bilingual French-English newsletter and blog all about contemporary art and the environment. Each month, we select and share the best exhibitions and artistic projects related to ecology and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), speak to engaged artists and keep you up to date concerning major environmental issues, highlighting them in each issue through an interview. We also share our expertise on art and eco-design, in partnership with Solinnen. 

    Publication Manager and Editor in chief: Alice Audouin.
    Texts: Alice Audouin (since April 2018), Marie Leprêtre (since September 2020), Phillipe Osset (ecodesign section, since June 2020)
    Thanks to Lisa Toubas (January 2019 – June 2020), Marguerite Courtel (April – December 2018).
    Editor: Art of Change 21 (former editor: Alice Audouin Consulting).

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    Taïwan Biennial “Subzoology”

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    From the 17th of October 2020 until the 28th of February 2021, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts is presenting its seventh edition of the contemporary art biennial, curated by the artist Jui-Chung Yao [...]

    “Archiving Eden” Dornith Doherty

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    For twelve years the American artist Dornith Doherty has been leading a project on the preservation and conservation of plant seeds: “Archiving Eden”. Doherty explores "seed banks" also known as "grain libraries" dedicated to conserving, [...]

    Museums and climate: the British way

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    We must once again confess; the UK’s cultural sector has made a head start on sustainability. After galleries (see the article on the carbon footprint of galleries in our last Impact Arts News issue), it’s [...]

    The environment becomes the cynosure for the international art scene

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    While the artistic activity of Autumn 2020 has been hampered, shaken up and weakened by the resurgence of the pandemic, contemporary art exhibitions on ecological issues are in rude health! Having explored a number of [...]

    In conversation with the artist Lin May Saeed

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    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 [...]

    “Productive Landscapes”, by Nicolas Floc’h

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    Nicolas Floc'h travels the seas to index underwater landscapes. For this long-term project, called "Productive Landscapes", the artist has become an experienced navigator, professional diver, an expert in oceanography and much more. Since 2015, Floc'h has [...]

    Anglo-Saxons taking the lead on the carbon footprint of art galleries

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    While many museums have taken the lead in their sustainable development policies but have been slow in sharing their best practices, contemporary art galleries have taken advantage of collective emulation and shared their discoveries and [...]

    Bandjoun Station, by Barthélémy Toguo

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    Bandjoun Station, a long-term artistic, agricultural and political project, was initiated in 2005 in Bandjoun, Cameroon, by the contemporary artist Barthélémy Toguo. His mission? To develop education and access to art; promote organic farming and [...]

    The Autumn artistic season is green

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    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 [...]

    What is eco-design?

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    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). [...]

    Conversation with the artist Manish Nai

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    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! [...]

    Summer Quiz! How much do you know about Art & Environment?

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    For its July / August 2020 issue, Impact Art News invites you to play our Quiz to test your knowledge of contemporary art and the environment.  Ready? Here are 14 questions. More than 7 correct [...]