Impact Art News is a monthly French-English bilingual blog and newsletter on contemporary art and the environment.
    Since April 2018, Impact Art News has selected, questioned and supported artists, exhibitions and projects related to ecology and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Publishing director and editor-in-chief: Alice Audouin
    Written by: Alice Audouin, Pauline Lisowski, Faustine Dehan, Philippe Osset
    Publisher: Art of Change 21, since January 2020
    Former editor, from April 2018 to December 2019: Alice Audouin Consulting
    Thank you to those who contributed to the letter Marie Leprêtre (September – December 2020), Lisa Toubas (January 2019 – June 2020), Marguerite Courtel (April – December 2018).

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    In Italy, the wild Renaissance

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    In Italy, since mid-May, a new renaissance has emerged, where artists and architects are drawing new perspectives and inventing new possibilities in response to the ecological crisis. Far from seeking a new measurement of man, [...]

    Attempts to replace an anthropocentric culture

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    Urgency to preserve our common goods, a critical look at history and its heritage, futuristic scenarios integrating all living things; the international artistic community opens as many doors as  necessary to find a new way [...]

    Dolomiti Contemporanee by Gianluca D’Inca Levis

    Categories: One SDG, one project|

    Founded in 2011 by Gianluca D'incà Levis, the living art laboratory of the Dolomiti Contemporanee landscape - located in the Dolomites region in Veneto - aims to regenerate the heritage of the Italian mountains. This [...]

    In conversation with the artist Tiphaine Calmettes

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    When did ecology first come into your work? At the School of Fine Arts in Bourges, I worked on brutalist, post-industrial architecture; then I made a study trip to Mongolia which connected me to the [...]

    Put an end to waste in culture

    Categories: Eco-design|

    Ki Culture, based in the Netherlands, is an exciting new player identifying the link between culture and sustainability. Under the impetus of its founder Caitlin Southwick, whom we interviewed (on our IGTV), Ki Culture is [...]

    “Crocus Sativus Flower of happiness” by Guillaume Barth

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    The preciosity of the crocus flower is at the heart of the Crocus Sativus Fleur du bonheur project by young French artist Guillaume Barth, which combines poetry, botany and mysticism. Barth’s interest in the saffron crocus [...]

    Art in the open air

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    Despite a troubled period which placed many exhibitions under threat, a wind of optimism is now blowing with the arrival of spring, with exhibitions and artistic tours taking place in the open air. Art takes [...]

    Is the end nigh for MDF board?

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    It’s everywhere, big and small, in exhibitions and art fairs, homes and offices: "Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) used in a raw dry environment", otherwise known simply in France as medium. But what is the lifecycle [...]

    The forest, branching out as an exhibition theme

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    The forest is now emerging as an exhibition theme in its own right in the field of contemporary art, and is no longer just in natural history museums. Last year, the Fondation Cartier in Paris [...]

    Which wood certification to trust: PEFC or FSC?

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    FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Program of the Endorsement of Forest Certification) are the two main wood certifiers. They address forest management, the traceability of wood processing, and the social dimension of workers. According [...]

    Brazil: the forest at the crossroads of art and struggle

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    The Brazilian government is muzzling the fight against illegal logging, intensive farming and illegal mining in the country, destroying the Amazon forest while its inhabitants are already struggling against the pressures of global warming. The [...]

    Special Art & Forests: portrait of Sara Favriau

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    Sara Favriau, born in 1983, shifts scales, symbols and objects - often with humor - bringing out the meaning of fortuitous, sometimes accidental encounters. If trees occupy an important place in this game of chance, [...]