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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    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). [...]

    In 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 [...]