“Crocus Sativus Flower of happiness” by Guillaume Barth

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 began in 2017 with a trip to Iran, and the reading of Sufi poems. The contemplation of flowers - and [...]

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Art in the open air

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 over public spaces, nature enters museums; the boundaries between interior and exterior are dissipating, changing the relationship between art and [...]

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Which wood certification to trust: PEFC or FSC?

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 to WWF, "FSC certification is the only one that is sufficiently demanding in the face of the challenges of the [...]

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Special Art & Forests: portrait of Sara Favriau

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, they are also of interest to the artist because of triple temporality, articulating the past, the present and the future. [...]

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Special Art & Forests: portrait of Fabrice Hyber

The forest occupies a major place in the work and life of contemporary artist Fabrice Hyber, born in 1961. When he started planting a forest thirty years ago on land he bought with his first savings, it was not only a real innovation but also a step aside from a world of contemporary art, more [...]

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Special Art & Forets: portrait of Vincent Laval

"The forest is what drives me, amazes me, makes me doubt, makes me want to fight, to create and to see tomorrow. I am learning to accept that I will only be part of it as a loving visitor, as an animal that, crossing the edges, remembers who he could have been, but also who [...]

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In conversation with the artist Michael Wang

Art of Change 21 - How did you start to deal with environmental issues in your work? I have always been drawn to the natural world. My father is a geophysicist, and some of my first memories are of the small museum of geology in the building where he worked. At its entrance was an [...]

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“Learning from Ice”, by Susan Schuppli

Since 2016, the UK-based researcher and artist Susan Schuppli has been dedicated to an ongoing, multi-year research project entitled “Learning from Ice”, which explores the politics of cold and focuses on the Cryosphere. Throughout this project, the aim of “Learning from Ice” has been to develop a wider knowledge around ice including ice core science, [...]

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Contemporary art and Green IT

At a time of digital transformation of the art sector, both via virtual exhibitions, digital art, mobile applications and eCommerce platforms, questions about its environmental impact are being raised more now than ever. Because the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry is the most resource intensive, and plays a significant part in climate change. Some [...]

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21 good news in 2021

Let’s start the year 2021 with 21 items of good news and let us voluntarily place ourselves under the sign of optimism, according to a famous quote by Antonio Gramsci: "We must combine the pessimism of reason with the optimism of will". The year 2020, so unprecedented, has led us to constantly adapt, develop and [...]

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