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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    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 [...]

    Conversation with the artist Sissel Tolaas

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    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 [...]

    What are the main environmental impacts of a contemporary work of art?

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    This general question is the common thread of this new section, which seeks to understand and reduce these impacts. To start with, they are distributed throughout the ‘life cycle’ of an artwork – from design to [...]

    Places of the unexplored by Jakob Kudsk Steensen

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    Danish artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen is interested in how technology and ecology can work together. Accustomed to reviving extinct landscapes and ecosystems using technology tools and virtual reality (3D animations, sound and immersive installations), the artist is currently [...]

    A fair and united way of being in the world

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    At a time when a massive wave of uprisings is denouncing police violence, racism and social injustice, following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery in the US, or Adama Traoré in [...]

    The Institute of Critical Zoologists (ICZ), by Robert Zhao Renhui

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    At first sight it appears to be a serious institute bringing zoologists together. But a closer look reveals a few peculiarities. First, its founder, Robert Zhao Renhui, is an artist. Then, the focus of his studies [...]

    Conversation with the artist Jérémy Gobé

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    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 [...]

    Covid-19 : Digital takeover

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    The sharp slowdown in artistic activity is currently being offset by a digital effervescence that is disrupting usual hierarchies, promoting a new kind of solidarity, and offering unique and intimate access to artists. In the [...]