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Eco-design Art Prize
(Prix Art Éco-Conception)
Supporting artists in reducing their environmental impact
Since 2014, the association Art of Change 21 links contemporary art and major environmental issues. In 2021, Art of Change 21 awarded the “Planet Art Solidarity” Prize with an endowment of €42,000, thanks to the support of Maison Ruinart. This prize rewarded 21 young artists working on the theme of the environment and impacted by the pandemic. The choice to have 21 laureates (each receiving €2,000) supported a more collective and less competitive approach, dear to the association and to the artists of this movement.
After the success of this Prize, Art of Change 21 continues its commitment to artists through the Eco-design Art Prize. It aims to promote the culture and practice of eco-design in artistic creation and brings together for the first time artists and experts in this field.
Supported by Maison Ruinart, the Eco-design Art Prize is organised in partnership with the contemporary art center, Palais de Tokyo. Its institutional partners are the Ministry of Culture and ADEME (the Agency for Ecological Transition), Maison Guerlain is a sponsor.
Its aim is to help artists reduce their environmental impact. It was open to artists living in France and covers all artistic practices (sculpture, painting, video, digital, performance, photography, etc.). Having an environmental approach is not a selection criteria.
The 12 winners of the Eco-design Art Prize were revealed on 10 January 2023 at the Tokyo Art Club, Palais de Tokyo. They were chosen by a prestigious Jury from 36 finalists previously chosen by a selection committee from 278 candidates.
Ángela Jiménez Durán
The two winners of the life cycle assessment :
The award consists of a coaching in eco-design on-site, at the Palais de Tokyo, by professionals and experts recognized and invested in the art sector, over a period of three days and in groups. In addition, two of the twelve artists among them will also benefit from a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). Calculated by eco-design engineers, the LCA provides a complete scientific evaluation of the impact of a creation on the main environmental issues. The reward (the coaching and the two LCAs) is worth €40,000 in total. In addition, at the end of their support, the artists will be able to request a bonus of €1,000 for their time commitment.
The eco-design method goes further than just calculating the carbon footprint by including other environmental issues, such as biodiversity, water, climate, scarcity of resources, etc… It intervenes at the beginning of the creation process, at the time of the design and production of the work, all the way until the eventual “end” of the work i.e. the full life cycle.. While the acceptance and diffusion of more ecological practices is spreading rapidly in the art world, the aim here is to provide a genuine scientific and technical expertise.
Within the framework of this accompaniment, materials, production techniques, transport, display systems and conservation will be all explored in order to identify innovative and less impactful alternatives.
At the end, the main results of this process will be made public. A document for sharing expertise and experiences will be published by Art of Change 21 and accessible to all.
The objective, beyond this Prize, is to catalyse a more global dynamic, through further, more wide-reaching editions. Amongst the follow-ups to this initiative, exchange days, the publication of a guide, a webinar and an online calculation tool will be explored.
This Prize is just the first step in a movement that aims to equip French artists with an environmental culture that will enable them to adapt and anticipate the major changes to come.
1 November – 4 December 2022 : Call for applications
12 December 2022: Jury Deliberation
10 January 2023: Award ceremony
27 January – 26 May 2023: Coaching
1 February – 1 June: Life Cycle Analysis
July 2023: Publication
Presentation of the Prize and the winners
The international version of this project will come soon!
More informations on the prize (in French) here
Hélène Geber has a degree in private law, heritage law and a master’s degree in the contemporary art market (IESA – Arts and Culture). She is mainly devoted to discovering emerging artists on the French scene who focus their research on the environment.
In May 2021 she co-founded the Sono Gallery, a young, contemporary art gallery located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, starting from the observation that it is becoming urgent to act, and to highlight subjects that concern us all. The Sono follows an ecologically conscious approach, and aims to move towards a more sustainable contemporary art.
Geber has been active in Art of Change 21 Association since September 2021, firstly a volunteer and then a contributor.
Zoé Brioude is a student researcher and environmental and feminist activist. Brioude is a graduate of the Master of Arts: theory/practice at PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres) and is currently finishing her studies at the École Normale Supérieure de Paris in Arts. Her research focuses on the aesthetics of contemporary eco-conscious theater and on the implementation of the ecological transition in performing arts.
She is involved with set designers and visual artists who play a major role in the ecological transition of performing arts, thus creating a bridge between visual arts, theater and the environment.
Her commitment also extends to her own artistic practice: she has directed four student plays between 2017 and 2021, exploring feminist and ecological issues.
Zoé Brioude joined Art of Change 21 in 2022 as COP27 Project Manager and the upcoming Eco-Design Art Awards, she also contributes to Impact Art News media and the association’s communication.
Zoé Brioude est étudiante chercheuse et activiste écologiste et féministe.
Zoé Brioude est diplômée du master Arts : théorie/pratique de PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres) et termine actuellement son cursus à l’École Normale Supérieure de Paris en Arts. Ses recherches portent sur l’esthétique du théâtre contemporain éco-conscient et sur la mise en œuvre de la transition écologique dans les arts vivants.
Elle s’implique auprès des scénographes et plasticiens qui jouent un rôle majeur dans la transition écologique du théâtre vivant, créant ainsi un pont entre arts plastiques, théâtre et environnement. Son engagement passe aussi par sa propre pratique artistique : elle a mis en scène quatre pièces de théâtre étudiant entre 2017 et 2021, explorant les questions féministes et écologiques.
Zoé Brioude a rejoint Art of Change 21 en 2022 en tant que chargée de projet COP27 et Prix Art Éco-Conception, elle contribue également au media Impact Art News et la communication de l’association.
Stefano Vendramin is Director of Programmes at Art of Change 21. He is also Project Lead for COP Climate since 2021 as well as Impact Art News’ sub-editor and regular contributor.
Based between Paris and London, Vendramin is an independent curator and founder of STRATA, a platform dedicated to contemporary environmental art. He also organizes the conversation series “Creators Facing Climate Emergency” for the Fondation Thalie. Since studying Political Science at the University of Warwick (UK), he has worked at digital design agency Publicis.Sapient, the museum Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, the art fair Asia Now, and multi-disciplinary arts center La Gaîté Lyrique.
Independent curator, art critic and advisor.
Her critical writing and curatorial practice delve into the intersections of art, nature and technology. She works with galleries and institutions, curating exhibitions, providing advisory services and writing essays. She currently collaborates with Fondazione Benetton Imago Mundi contributing to the digital platform and curatorial research.
Since 2010 she contributes essays, interviews and reviews to international catalogs and magazines such as Artsy, Berlin Art Link, Artribune, Espoarte, Flash Art, Collezione da Tiffany, Digicult.
She curated a number of exhibitions in private galleries and wrote several critical texts. In 2022 Lucia Longhi founded The Language of The Sea, a program of art residencies taking place on a sailing boat across the Mediterranean Sea, with the aim to investigate the Med area under ecological, political and scientific perspectives.
She held classes, talks and seminars at: Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo; CUBO Unipol Bologna; Università Ca’ Foscari; Fondazione Benetton Imago Mundi…
She holds a Master’s Degree in Art History at Ca’ Foscari University (Venice) with a thesis on Aesthetic Studies and she attended the NODE Center for Curatorial Studies (Berlin).
Since its creation in 2014 just ahead of the COP21 in Paris, Art of Change 21 has played a key role during COP Climate (Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). The non-profit organisation proudly organizes events under the COP banner.
COP27 took place in Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) on November 6-18, 2022.
At COP26 in Glasgow, Art of Change 21 acted through art installations and performances by John Gerrard and Lucy Orta, and talks at the University of Glasgow and in the Blue Zone. This time, at COP27, Art of Change 21 put Maskbook back at the heart of its activity, thanks to the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, which had restricted group participation at COP26 in 2021.
Maskbook has been carried out at COP conferences and across the world since 2015. Created around the symbolism of the anti-pollution mask, which today has gained further meaning in the post-Covid context, this campaign aims to accelerate awareness of the environmental crises by calling upon the creativity of each and everyone. Linking up with leading local environmental groups (Greenish, Banlastic, VeryNile), and Egyptian photographic organisations (Photopia, Humans of Upper Egypt), Art of Change 21 sought to mobilise the Egyptian public by organising exhibitions and workshops across the country. These events were made possible thanks to the support and funding of the Schneider Electric Foundation.
At and around COP27, Art of Change 21 was able to organise numerous actions around the Maskbook project-campaign:
From 1 to 12 November 2021, Art of Change 21 presented the programme ART-CLIMATE-COP26 in Glasgow, in partnership with acclaimed artists John Gerrard and Lucy Orta, in collaboration with the Hunterian Art Gallery, the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow school of Art and supported by its main partner Schneider Electric Foundation.
Art of Change 21 highlighted the major role of artists in the ecological transition, mobilized the youth, and created a dialogue between art, technology, innovation and climate during COP26. Art of Change 21’s artistic program included:
The 25th edition of the COP Climate conference was held in Spain at the end of last year following its cancellation in Santiago, Chile, running from 2nd to 13th December in Madrid.
Long-prepared campaigns by Art of Change 21 with its Chilean partners the Mar Adentro Foundation and the Fab Lab Santiago went ahead in the Chilean capital as planned, despite the cancellation of COP Climate. A Global Forum took place concomitantly during the COP, featuring artist’s residencies followed by an exhibition, followed by creation and environmental awareness workshops.
In response to the change of venue for the COP, Art of Change 21 designed and organized within a very short time frame a specific campaign program in Madrid which included:
On the occasion of the 24th annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland from December 2-14, 2018, Art of Change 21 presented a program of events, exhibitions, meetings and workshops, at the intersection of art and major environmental issues, with the support of the Schneider Electric Foundation and the UN Environment Program. Among the highlights of the Art of Change 21 program, organized in collaboration with the three main cultural organizations of the city (the Muzeum Śląskie, the Katowice City of Gardens and the Academy of Fine Arts), are the intervention of contemporary artist John Gerrard, and the Giant Maskbook workshop, which brings together inhabitants of Katowice and participants of the COP24. In the program:
COP23 – CREATIVE KLIMA
Creative Klima is an innovative program focused on climate, created specifically for the COP23 held in Bonn, Germany, from November 6-17, 2017. Creative Klima offers exhibitions, conferences, workshops, debates, award ceremonies, musical programming and numerous festivities just a few hundred meters from the international conference center, on the MS Beethoven Township boat on the banks of the Rhine and at the Institut français Bonn. Creative Klima brings together major players, both French and international, from the fields of social entrepreneurship, energy, culture and climate: the Association Art of Change 21, the international NGO Ashoka, the Institut français Bonn, Atelier 21 with its initiatives Paléo-Energétique and Solar Sound System, the International Weather and Climate Forum, as well as the main partner of this program: the Schneider Electric Foundation.
Creative Klima will create a unique dynamic that favors a multidisciplinary approach to the climate issue, bridging the fields of social entrepreneurship, creation and industry. The program thus includes: a conference and exhibition of the paleo-energetic timeline that proposes a chronological journey into the history of energy innovations, musical programming by the Solar Sound System, a workshop and an award ceremony for the European Prize ‘‘Social Innovation to Tackle Fuel Poverty’’ with Ashoka, a conference by Schneider Electric Foundation with French climatologist Jean Jouzel and Gilles Vermot-Desroches, Director of Sustainable Development, and a mask-creation workshop on the topic of the air pollution and the climate, with Maskbook by Art of Change 21…
The Maskbook activities by Art of Change 21 and the Solar Sound System are labeled Art4Climat by the UNFCCC & Julie’s Bicycle.
Program in English and Program in German
Check out the Facebook page and the Facebook event
COP22 – BALAD_E
For the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22), the UN Climate Change Conference, held in Marrakesh, Art of Change 21 organized BALAD_E, a far-reaching and culturally rich event.
From November 7th to the 18th, Art of Change 21 invited the public to workshops, round-table discussions, exhibitions, artistic performances, and extraordinary gatherings around art, innovation and sustainable development.
The events took place in different emblematic locations in Marrakesh, from the Riad Yima, home and gallery of the renowned Moroccan artist and « upcycler » Hassan Hajjaj, to the Green Zone (civil society area of the COP22), to the cultural hotspot Cafe Clock.
Art of Change 21 also proposed PIKALA BALAD_E, themed bike circuits that also served as a sustainable city guide to Marrakesh, produced in collaboration with Pikala Bikes and the CMEM.
Among the speakers: researchers Jean Jouzel and Jean-Michel Valantin, social entrepreneurs Tristan Lecomte, Adnane Addioui, Arnaud Mourot and Mamoun Ghallab, artists David Buckland et Hassan Hajjaj, women leaders in the field of ecological transition such as Myriam Maestroni, Fettouma Djerrari, Nathalie Bastianelli, and Helena Molin Valdes, stylist Amine Bendriouich, architect Manal Rachdi, and many more.
Finally, Art of Change 21 launched its Arabic language version of the Caire Game website.
BALAD_E was supported by our partners, the Schneider Electric Foundation and the United Nations Environment Program. It was labeled COP22 event and a COP22 project and was organized in partnership with Hassan Hajjaj, Riad Yima, CMEM, Intour Marrakech, Pikala Bikes,4D, Paléo-Energétique, Yes We Green, EME, and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition.
Download the presentation of BALAD_E
Check out the website of the event : cop22-balade.com
At the COP21 held in 2015 in Paris, Art of Change 21 organized an exhibition at the Grand-Palais, an artistic performance at Le Bourget (the venue of the COP21) and an outdoor exhibition in Beijing (China).[/fusion_text]
A international exhibition of contemporary artist on the theme of biodiversity, organized by Art of Change 21,
which took place at the IUCN World Conservation Congress and at La Traverse, in Marseille.
The biocenosis (a scientific term inaugurated by the German biologist Möbius in 1877), or community, corresponds to all living beings (animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, etc) established in the living space and linked by reciprocal dependence. At a time when biodiversity is collapsing in the face of the destruction of natural spaces and global warming, Art of Change 21 activated an artistic biocenosis at the heart of the Marseilles biotope, around the challenges of the 21st century. Together, these artists formed a community to provoke emotions, exchanges, ideas and engagement.
Biocenosis21 brought together 14 French and international artists who are the most inspired and committed to biodiversity within the IUCN Congress and at La Traverse (Marie-Sarah Adenis, Art Orienté Objet, Thijs Biersteker, Julian Charrière, Marcus Coates, Abdessamad El Montassir, John Gerrard, Jérémy Gobé, Caroline Halley des Fontaines, Camille Henrot, Janet Laurence, Lin May Saeed, Tomás Saraceno, Michael Wang), and gave carte blanche to Photoclimat.
Biocenosis21 integrated eco-design into its approach. The artists were selected from the same geographical area, with other concerns including: grouping of transport, more ecological printing solutions and artists and teams who travel by train. These were some of the prerequisites applied in the organization of the exhibition, with the enlightened advice of the Karbone Agency, founded by Fanny Legros – also a member of Art of Change 21. An environmental assessment of the exhibition will be published including, among other things, its carbon footprint.
AT THE IUCN WORLD CONGRESS
Hall Generation Nature Area, from 4 to 11 September
Collective exhibition. Artists: Marie-Sarah Adenis, Art Orienté Objet, Julian Charrière, Marcus Coates, Abdessamad El Montassir, John Gerrard, Jérémy Gobé, Caroline Halley des Fontaines, Camille Henrot, Janet Laurence, Lin May Saeed, Tomás Saraceno, Michael Wang.
Hall Exhibition, booth Unesco x LVMH, from 4 to 9 September
Installation by artist Thijs Biersteker
Special edition of Wither
With the support of LVMH
+ OCÉANS / PHOTOCLIMAT X ART OF CHANGE 21
Exterior Area, Generation Nature Area, from 4 to 11 September
Art of Change 21 invited Photoclimat to take over the exterior area of the Generation Nature Areas at Biocenosis21 on the oceans theme, with Mandy Barker, Christian Sardet and Les Macronautes and finally Jérémy Gobé, also exhibited at Biocenosis21.
With the support of the Schneider Electric Foundation and for partners the Tara Océan Foundation and Surfrider Foundation Europe.
AT LA TRAVERSE
La Traverse x Art of Change 21, from 27 August to 11 September
Artists: Marie-Sarah Adenis and John Gerrard.
La Traverse, new artistic residency in Marseille, puts the spotlight on two artists from the Biocenosis21 exhibition, Marie-Sarah Adenis and John Gerrard, from the end of August at the time of ART-O-RAMA.
DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD
PRESENTATION OF THE ART OF CHANGE 21 PROGRAM AT THE IUCN CONGRESS & LA TRAVERSE
PRESENTATION OF THE BIOCENOSIS21 EXHIBITION
PRESS KIT ART OF CHANGE 21 PROGRAM AT THE IUCN CONGRESS & LA TRAVERSE
28 AUGUST 2021
AT LA TRAVERSE
Night Gallery ART_O_RAMA
Presentation of Biocenosis21 and a culinary event
Visit of the exhibition in the presence of Marie-Sarah Adenis.
Presentation of the exhibition Biocenosis21 for the World Conservation Congress IUCN by Alice Audouin, founder of Art of Change 21, its curator.
Tasting aperitif with Baita, an association that bring together the food industry communities.
With the kind support of Maison Ruinart.
Starting 5.00 p.m.
4 SEPTEMBER 2021
Alcôve theme Climate Change
9.30 a.m – 2.00 p.m : Atelier Maskbook
Art of Change proposes a workshop Maskbook for masks creation, made from waste recovery, on biodiversity.
On the Big Scene of the GNA
3.30 p.m – 5.00 p.m : Round table Art of Change 21 x Sparknews
« Art, culture, the environment and biodiversity, towards a new form of art ? »
with Marie-Sarah Adenis, Cyril Dion, Nicolas Henry, Zevs…
as well as artists and designers of Masterclass Biodiversité & Art launched by the Fabrique des récits and the OFB
Animated by Alice Audouin (Art of Change 21) and Sandra de Baillencourt (Sparknews).
Hall Generation Nature Area
5.30 p.m – 7.00p.m : Guided visit of the exhibition Biocenosis21, in presence of the artists.
5 SEPTEMBER 2021
Alcôve theme Oceans
9.30 a.m – 7.00 p.m : Meeting around Photoclimat and its partners Tara Océan Foundation and Surfrider Foundation Europe.
Sanitary constraint : maximum 8 people in the room at the same time.
On the Big Scene of Generation Nature Area
4.30 p.m – 6.00 p.m : Round table Art of Change 21, « Exchange with the artists of the exhibition Biocenosis21 »
With the artists of Biocenosis21 and its partners : Marie-Sarah Adenis, Thijs Biersteker, Alexandre Capelli (LVMH), Jérémy Gobé, Nicolas Henry, Marion Laval-Jeantet (from the duo Art Orienté Objet), Gilles Vermot-Desroches (Schneider Electric Foundation),…
Animated by Alice Audouin.
AT LA TRAVERSE
Culinary event and round table Biocenosis21
In 2021, more than a year after the start of the pandemic, many artists, particularly young artists, are still struggling to get by.
The association Art of Change 21, specialized in the relationship between contemporary art and the environment, fully appreciates the extent of the negative impact the pandemic has had on the projects and careers of artists working on environmental themes. By their side since 2014, the association had to respond to the current emergency and help this young generation to make it through these hard times.
For this reason, in April of last year, Art of Change 21 decided to introduce the support fund Planète Art Solidaire, with the sponsorship of Maison Ruinart.
257 young artists committed to environmental issues and affected by the health crisis responded to our call for applications, which were provided in the form of a quick and simple questionnaire. Applications were open to contemporary visual artists living in France between the ages of 18 and 40, non-students, for whom the environment is an important is not the central theme in their work.
On the 9th of June, a prestigious jury chose 21 winners according to three criteria: the quality of their work, the place of environmental issues in their work and their financial situation in 2020.
On the 22nd of June 2021, 21 artists received 2000 euros each at a ceremony held in the garden of the Institut Suédois in Paris.
Côme DI MEGLIO
Julie ESCOFFIER et Héloïse THOUEMENT
Marie OUAZZANI et Nicolas CARRIER
Why support artists committed to the environment? Art of Change 21 and Maison Ruinart believe that these artists help us to gain a deeper understanding of our relationship with the living world (i.e. the current pandemic) and look towards a more sustainable future. Their awareness, their commitment, as well as their inventiveness and broader vision must be encouraged and promoted, at a time in which the climate crisis is growing on a global scale.