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.
Main partners: Schneider Electric Foundation, LVMH
Institutional partners: French Biodiversity Office, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs
With the sponsorship of Maison Ruinart
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